Focus of the introduction for programmers

Brian Vidal Castillo dael99 at
Tue Feb 2 22:56:13 UTC 2010

It could sound like a fanboy, but using a powerful IDE is the best 
choice for programers new to Ubuntu.
And I think Eclipse is the right for this tasks.

There are plugins for bzr (whic I use).
But a little more love from the community would help a lot.

What I mean is centralize all the work on this IDE placing Tutorials, 
special Ubuntu modules (libindicate, libnotiy, etc.)
And go for a few languages, like Python and C++. Take all this installed 
from the start (of the Eclipse installation) with the Davig Siegel's 
idea to work with bugs, put there auto-packaging tools or PPA (like 
fat-jar) or patch sending.

All this will improve the workflow of fixing bugs. Also Quickly (a very 
useful tool!) integrated in Eclipse will make doing new projects really 
> Hi Sense
> On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 10:46 PM, Sense Hofstede<sense at>  wrote:
>> Maybe then we should add pointers to information about contributing to
>> upstream projects.
>> However, the Ubuntu Website, Ubuntu Drupal, Lernid, Apport,
>> Desktopcouch, *Indicator, Jockey and many other projects could also be
>> listed.
> I agree with what you're saying, although imho if you're serious about
> becoming an Ubuntu contributor on any type of technical level you'll
> probably want to learn packaging. You might not want to do sponsorship
> work or merges or anything MOTU-specific, but knowing how to provide
> patches and being able to upload your own code and bug fixes seems
> very useful. I think they should be pointed to packaging in addition
> to what you propose above, and also other tools that are used across
> Ubuntu such as bzr.
> -Jonathan

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