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UDS-L, Dallas Day One

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Well, I finally made it to a Ubuntu Developer Summit. It’s been great to put some faces on the names I interact with on mailing-lists and read in changelogs.

I don’t really have much to pontificate on so this will be quick, but there are a couple things to share.

My roommate ending up being Daniel Fore, designer of the elementary icon set that the Humanity icons are based on. So I was able to help get them up on a PPA.

You can grab packages based on the latests Bazaar trunk for Karmic.

I mostly focused on attending sessions on bug management and distributed development today. I saved copies of the gobby notes for each session I attended:

The plenary session demoing Quickly made me excited to dive back into python. The videos aren’t up yet, but there are previous screen-casts showing it off.


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November 17, 2009 at 4:56 am

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Ubuntu 9.10 Countdown Banners

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As I’m sure you all know by now, Ubuntu (and friends) 9.10 Beta images were released yesterday. What you might not know is that the countdown banners have also been released. You can grab them here.

Option 1 – “Stars” by Thorsten Wilms (thorwil)

<script type=”text/javascript” src=””></script&gt;

Option 2 – “The spotlight” by Andrew Higginson

<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>

Option 3: Simple image (for those who can’t use javascript)

<a href=""><img src="" width="180" height="150" alt="Ubuntu: For Desktops, Servers, Netbooks and in the cloud" border="0" /></a>

P.S. Dear lazy web. How does one go about properly posting code on a free blog where you can’t install any plugins?

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October 2, 2009 at 5:15 pm

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GNOME-Colors in Karmic

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With hundreds of thousands of downloads on GNOME-Look, GNOME-Colors (and its friends Shiki-Colors and Arc-Colors) is with out a doubt one of the most popular themes around for the GNOME desktop. It’s no surprise with  six different color themes and the ability to match you icon theme, GTK+ theme, GDM theme, and wallpaper. Victor (aka perfectska04) has put together a wonderful set, and it’s about time that they are in the Ubuntu archives.

I’m pleased to announce that they are now all just a simple apt-get install away in Karmic.

The meta-packages gnome-colors, arc-colors, and shiki-colors will pull in all six color variations. For those with low bandwidth or expensive connections, you can also just install single variations: gnome-{brave, dust, human, noble, wine, or wise}-icon-theme, shiki-{brave, dust, human, noble, wine, or wise}-theme, and arc-{brave, dust, human, noble, wine, or wise}. There’s also a Xfwm/Xfce4 theme: shiki-colors-xfwm-theme.

For those still running Hardy, Intrepid, or Jaunty, we’re also running a GNOME-Colors PPA where you will always be able to grab the latest versions.

So much thanks to Victor for the themes and being so open to making changes upstream that made things easier for us to package and Benjamin Drung for all his work to make this happen.

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July 8, 2009 at 6:59 am

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“Because humans need Oxygen.”

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Breathe Icon Theme

Breathe Icon Theme

The Ubuntu Artwork community just made the first official beta release of the  Breathe Icon Theme. It’s a refresh of the Human icon theme using Oxygen as a base. The idea is to create as modern a set as Oxygen but with that distinctly Human feel.

You can grab the 0.43 release on the GNOME-Look page or on the Ubuntu wiki. You can also check out the source on Launchpad.

It’s being developed by community members over on the Artwork Team list-serve. Drop by, join in and share your ideas.

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The Breath Icon Theme is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License.

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May 30, 2009 at 6:53 am

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