Imagining a development news web site (for end users of ubuntu+1)

Alexandre Franke alexandre.franke at
Sat Nov 7 18:28:13 UTC 2009

On Sat, Nov 7, 2009 at 6:00 PM, Dylan McCall <dylanmccall at> wrote:
> Hello!


> One big issue I noticed with the testing community in a development
> release of Ubuntu is that misinformation has a habit of spreading. For
> example, with Karmic, when the rules changed behind where icons get
> displayed, lots of users did not know what was going on. Some either
> thought it was a bug or a dumb change (when in fact it was a smart
> change :P).

That's a controversial topic, you can't just assert such a thing.

> Reading the changelogs, GNOME and Ubuntu Planet helps to that end, but
> both involve a lot of reading (and in the latter case some additional
> technical knowledge + a lot of patience). I think we could improve the
> experience for our testers and the quality of our bug reports if they
> were immediately aware of particularly important changes as they
> happened at the point they became available, from the perspective of
> Ubuntu+1. (Not months before they land downstream, not too much
> later). As far as I am aware, there is not really a definitive place
> to look for that type of information. (for Kubuntu) and (for Ubuntu) might be good
starting points.

Alexandre Franke

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