Flavor Review Request for Ubuntu GNOME

Mark Shuttleworth mark at ubuntu.com
Sat Feb 23 12:14:00 UTC 2013

A quick note to voice support for this flavour.

We (Canonical) have felt the need to lead on a number of platform
fronts, and that has placed a degree of stress on flavours that need to
keep up with changes in infrastructure at the platform level. I think
it's important to enable teams that care for other DE's to be
productive, to retain the ability for folks to have choice on top of the
Ubuntu core. This team will be important to retaining the goodness of
GNOME on Ubuntu as those platform changes land.

Jeremy, thanks for framing the team's goals and approach so clearly.


On 02/22/2013 12:29 PM, Jeremy Bicha wrote:
> All of the packages we need have been in Ubuntu since last September.
> We follow Ubuntu's release cycle, having released our own beta 2 and
> stable release for 12.10 on the same days as the Ubuntu project and
> we've done SRUs.
> - Our seed can be found at
> https://code.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-gnome-dev/ubuntu-seeds/ubuntu-gnome.raring
> - Our developer team is https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-gnome-dev
> - We have an IRC channel (#ubuntu-gnome) and a mailing list
> (https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-gnome)
> - We don't really have a website yet but we used the Ubuntu wiki for
> our 12.10 Release Notes
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGNOME/ReleaseNotes/12.10
> We are a bit understaffed but I think many of the Ubuntu flavors
> suffer from that problem. I already have upload rights to the desktop
> and universe sets which is mostly sufficient for maintaining our
> packages. I'm looking forward to seeing Tim Lunn (darkxst) and Rico
> Tzschichholz (ricotz) apply for upload rights in the not too distant
> future. All three of us have signed the Code of Conduct. We don't have
> a separate QA Lead at this time; I'm hoping that daily builds will
> improve our testing efforts and community participation.
> If our request is approved, I'd also like to change our name from
> 'Ubuntu GNOME Remix' to 'Ubuntu GNOME Edition'. This would match the
> other Ubuntu flavors that don't use the *buntu naming convention.

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