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Shane Fagan shanepatrickfagan at
Sat Nov 13 19:37:39 UTC 2010

Hey Maciej,

Well on the book thing we cant really make one. The apis change so much
it would make any book obsolete after a year or so. Like currently we
are moving very soon from GTK+ 2 - 3 so it would be a little insane to
write a book on either since GTK 3 isnt ready yet and 2 is going out
very soon. 

Since things evolve so fast in the open source world its hard to
document stuff in a stable way without the risk of obsolescence.

On Sat, 2010-11-13 at 20:03 +0100, Maciej Pilichowski wrote:
> Hello,
> On Saturday 13 November 2010 18:25:26 Shane Fagan wrote:
> > We do know about the lack of a great Ubuntu specific IDE and
> > there were a few sessions that talked about it at the last UDS.
> > The issues are being looked at over the next few cycles.
> It's great to hear that.
> > On the lack of books we dont have any in shops but if you google
> Quick remark -- I am aware of google of course :-) But if you want to 
> be treated seriously you cannot rely on some materials spreaded out 
> on the internet. Book has an author who is responsible for the 
> content, once published you can assume (in most cases), it is 
> finished within given topic, and what's most important ;-) you can 
> read it _instead_ of using a computer. Even hard-core developers need 
> a break.
> > Anyway I hope some of that clarifies the situation at the moment,
> > the only thing I can say is we are looking into it and it should
> > get a lot better very soon.
> Ok, I am looking for a change, and I wish you and whole Ubuntu 
> community all the best.
> Kind regards,

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