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Ubuntu Platform Sprint

Written by JamieBennett on February 9th, 2010 at 9:38 pm in Linux,Ubuntu

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Taken from the dinning area in the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower Hotel


So its that time of year again, a great Ubuntu release was made late last year and the team is frantically trying to make the next release even better. So to facilitate this the Ubuntu platform team got together for a sprint in the most awesome city of Portland, Oregon last week. Whoever designed the city must be commended, its easy to explore, well laid out and you never get the sense that you are lost, much kudo’s to them.

Anyway, back to team business. The mobile team managed to get a metric tonne of work done (possibly more) in the 5 short days. To date we now have a new default UNR styled UI, 33% faster-to-boot live-cd images (thats across all images, not just ARM), mature and optimized (can you say Thumb2+NEON) images, the Chrome web browser on ARM, greater integration of testing and many, many, bugs squashed. All this and we are only half-way through the cycle.

ARM hardware is only just proliferating onto the market but when it becomes mainstream, we hope our hard work will make Ubuntu the default operating system. The team is working hard to make Lucid the best ever ARM optimized Linux release and we invite you, if you have hardware, to use, test, and contribute to make Linux the choice for ARM hardware.

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  1. Hi Jamie!
    I really appreciate your team’s effort in bringing Ubuntu to ARM. It’s awesome that you are incorporating EFL.
    I’d love to test Lucid on my SmartQ V5. I’m willing to contribute to the project.

    vaskas

    19 Feb 10 at 3:07 pm

  2. I am very willing to do testing on my Q5

    Will you be including the great improvements that Chronolytics have so kindly developed?

    eug sun

    21 Feb 10 at 12:01 am

  3. Me too, I’ve a SmartQ7 and want to use a non-hacked Ubuntu distro. The actual one we have is a paint to update or maintain.

    Marc

    24 Feb 10 at 11:06 am

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