Getting in touch with development teams...
dean at deansas.org
Sat Aug 11 13:45:44 BST 2007
Tim Hull wrote:
> I've noticed with Debian that the development is mostly done out in the
> open on the mailing lists and the bug tracking system with direct
> contact between developers and users. However, I haven't noticed this
> so much with Ubuntu. I know that the "Core Development Team" exists -
> do they have their own, closed mailing list? Is this development done
> in house (i.e. physically) at Canonical offices?
The Core development team consists of both Canonical and non-Canonical
developers. There is a "distro sprint", for a week every release cycle,
where mainly Canonical people get together to do development, and a
development planning conference at the beginning of each cycle which is
very open and Canonical sponsor some attendees. The rest of the time
developers are distributed around the world.
A lot of Ubuntu development happens around IRC channels (#ubuntu-devel
and #ubuntu-motu mainly though most teams have their own channel), also
mailing lists are used for some discussion and Launchpad is used for
specification and bug tracking.
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