Flavor Review Request for Ubuntu GNOME

Kees Cook kees at ubuntu.com
Mon Mar 4 21:13:50 UTC 2013

Hi Jeremy,

I'm in favor of this. It seems well put together. Thanks!


On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 03:29:35PM -0500, Jeremy Bicha wrote:
> Since it has been about six months since the first alpha release of
> the Ubuntu GNOME Remix, I believe we are ready to ask if Ubuntu GNOME
> can join the list of officially recognized Ubuntu flavors. The Ubuntu
> GNOME Remix set out to create a desktop with a relatively pure GNOME
> experience, now that the default Ubuntu desktop has diverged a fair
> degree from GNOME in design and function. We were losing users and
> developers to other distros because we no longer provided an easy way
> to get a non-Unity GNOME experience. GNOME Shell has become a popular
> desktop in its own right and I'm excited about the future (the new
> GNOME Classic mode for GNOME Shell 3.8 looks especially nice for only
> a few months of work).
> 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.
> Jeremy
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Kees Cook

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