Ubuntu GNOME Shell in Artful: Day 7

Today’s change will be about one of our last transformation (non visual but in term of feature) on our journey on transforming the default session in Ubuntu Artful. For more background on this, you can refer back to our decisions regarding our default session experience as discussed in my blog post. Day 7: Application indicator support in the ubuntu session As mentioned in day 6, we discussed about indicators. Indeed, we are thinking about providing a solution working for us while not exposing the whole systray content for some specific cases like Instant Messaging applications (empathy, skype…), emails (thunderbird, evolution…) or sync (dropbox…) applications.

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Ubuntu GNOME Shell in Artful: Day 6

Today’s change is hopefully an unnoticeable change for most of you, but gives better security, a smoother and great experience on our journey on transforming the default session in Ubuntu Artful. For more background on this, you can refer back to our decisions regarding our default session experience as discussed in my blog post. Day 6: Wayland is live on Ubuntu by default! And here we go, the finale big change before we get further along now that our Feature Freeze deadline is approaching.

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Ubuntu GNOME Shell in Artful: Day 5

Big update today and probably a very awaited one: here is an important step on our journey on transforming the default session in Ubuntu Artful. Let’s get the new Ubuntu Dock installed by default! For more background on this, you can refer back to our decisions regarding our default session experience as discussed in my blog post. Day 5: A dock, light fork and upstream extension discussions. Today is THE day.

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Ubuntu GNOME Shell in Artful: Day 4

Let’s continue on our journey on transforming the current default session in Ubuntu Artful with a small change today. For more background on this, you can refer back to our decisions regarding our default session experience as discussed in my blog post. Day 4: Status icons and multiple sessions Let’s focus today on a very small detail, but that still show up we are looking at those nitpicks before delivering ubuntu 17.

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Ubuntu GNOME Shell in Artful: Day 3

After introducing yesterday a real GNOME vanilla session, let’s see how we are using this to implement small behavior differences and transforming current Ubuntu Artful. For more background on this, you can refer back to our decisions regarding our default session experience as discussed in my blog post. Day 3: a story of sound and collaboration… Some devices have very low volume even when pushed at their maximum. One example for this is the x220 when most of videos on youtube, or listening to music in rhythmbox doesn’t give great results even at maximum volume.

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Ubuntu GNOME Shell in Artful: Day 2

Let’s continue our journey and progress on transforming current Ubuntu Artful. For more background on this, you can refer back to our decisions regarding our default session experience as discussed in my blog post. Day 2: and the GNOME vanilla session rises… Today is about differentiating our Ubuntu and GNOME vanilla session to provide different defaults per session. Remember that the GNOME “vanilla” session yesterday was looking like this: After upgrading today, there is a whole new layout, very close to a pure upstream GNOME default look: What can we notice?

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Ubuntu GNOME Shell in Artful: Day 1

And here we go! I’m going to report here day by day the progress we are making in Ubuntu Artful after taking our decisions regarding our default session experience as discussed in my last blog post. Day 1: differentiating ubuntu and GNOME vanilla session Let’s start with the ground work and differentiate our two “ubuntu” and “gnome” sessions. Until today, they were pixel by pixel identical. Now are migrating some GNOME Session changes as well as some GNOME Shell ones in Artful.

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Ubuntu @ GUADEC 2017 and plans for GNOME Shell migration

My first GUADEC was 8 years ago, but it’s been a couple of years I haven’t been to that conference. I can say that GUADEC 2017 in Manchester was a real blast! Ubuntu had a very strong presence this year, people from Canonical, even if some only stayed for few days (Chris, Iain, Ken, Matthew, Robert, Will, Sébastien and I) and from Ubuntu GNOME via Tim Lunn, giving his perspective in a talk for this Ubuntu flavor.

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Ubuntu Make as a classic snap: other distro versions and continuous delivery

This is a suite of blog posts explaining how we snapped Ubuntu Make which is a complex software study case with deep interactions with the system. For more background on this, please refer to our first blog post. For how we got here, have a look at the last blog post. Testing on 14.04 LTS Ok, we now have a working classic snap on 16.04 LTS. However, we saw that a word of caution needs to be taken care of due to the way classic snaps enable us to access the system.

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Ubuntu Make as a classic snap: getting a 16.04 snap

This is a suite of blog posts explaining how we snapped Ubuntu Make which is a complex software study case with deep interactions with the system. For more background on this, please refer to our previous blog post giving a quick introduction on the topic. Creating the snap skeleton The snap skeleton was pretty easy to create. Galileo from our community got a first stance at it. We can notice multiple things:

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