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Desktop team report from GUADEC 2018

By Canonical on 23 July 2018

This year’s GUADEC [https://2018.guadec.org/] (GNOME Users And Developers Conference) took place in Almeria, Spain. The main conference was from 6th to 11th July, and for a few days prior to that where the GNOME Advisory Board met for an…

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Report from the GNOME Software design sprint

By Will Cooke on 20 June 2018

  A couple of weeks ago representatives from across Canonical met in London to talk about ideas to improve the user experience of GNOME Software. We had people from the store team, snap advocacy, snapd, design and from the desktop…

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Ubuntu Desktop weekly update – 22 January 2018

By Will Cooke on 22 January 2018

Here’s an update on what we’ve been working on over the last couple of weeks: GNOME We’ve been working on a patch for udisks to hide snaps from applications such as GNOME’s Disks. This will hide all loop devices, including installed snaps,…

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Ubuntu Desktop Weekly Update: December 1, 2017

By Will Cooke on 1 December 2017

GNOME GNOME Disk Utility If you have snaps installed and open the Disks utility, your snaps appear as loop devices. We found this to be confusing and a bit messy, so we have proposed a fix upstream and this should be merged soon. Theme The…

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Ubuntu Desktop Weekly, Nov 3rd & 10th: Bionic daily images available

By Will Cooke on 10 November 2017

  The big news this week is the availability of Bionic daily ISOs. As always, we’re beavering away on the desktop: GNOME We’ve started a conversation on the GNOME mailing list to talk about locking down extensions which are part of a…

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Canonical joins GNOME Foundation Advisory Board

By Will Cooke on 1 November 2017

As you’re no doubt aware, the default Ubuntu desktop is now running GNOME Shell following the 17.10 release and so we naturally have a great deal of interest in the plans and direction of the GNOME project. The best way for us to get…

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Fresh Snaps from September 2017

By David Callé on 18 October 2017

October, it’s almost time for a new Ubuntu release! This month’s pick of the top snaps is all about spending relaxing time with your computer: playing games, listening to music and enjoying beautiful GNOME applications! If the…

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Switching from Unity to Gnome-Shell: first challenges

By Iain Lane on 3 July 2017

I work at Canonical, on the desktop team. The team works on Ubuntu Desktop, publishing a release every six months containing the fruits of our efforts — or at least those ones that are ready enough for real people to use. For the next…

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Ubuntu Desktop – GNOME Extensions poll results

By Ken VanDine on 12 June 2017

Recently, with the help from our friends at OMG! Ubuntu, we ran a poll to collect data on usefulness of some GNOME Shell extensions. We limited the poll to a select group of extensions based on popularity on https://extensions.gnome.org as…

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Ubuntu Desktop Weekly Update: June 9, 2017

By Will Cooke on 9 June 2017

GNOME We’ve made the decision to switch to using GNOME Display Manager (GDM) instead of LightDM. We had planned to try LightDM, and based on our investigations it became apparent that we would need to invest a considerable amount of time…

Guadec Day 1

By Canonical on 26 July 2010

This week I am at Guadec in Den Haag. For those less familiar with working on open-source projects Guadec is the annual gathering of developers, users and businesses primarily focused on GNOME. GNOME, for those of you who don’t know…