brainstorming for UDS-N - Application Developers

Shane Fagan shanepatrickfagan at
Thu Sep 30 15:44:25 BST 2010

Well we do have a great quickly tutorial shipped with quickly itself.
The quickly tutorial also gets into a little bit of desktopcouch but id
say we should have more complete tutorials too for that. For everything
else it could be done by linking to the project's pages themselves. 

Then for the config files location it can be answered really
simply .config for config files and .cache for data. 

The libs included in the default change a lot so maintaining a list
would be hard and I dont think it would help too many people developing.


On Tue, 2010-09-28 at 23:00 +0100, Bruno Girin wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-09-28 at 14:31 -0700, Rick Spencer wrote:
> > We want to empower, engage and harness application developers to develop
> > on and for Ubuntu. These sessions cover the many elements in achieving
> > that goal.
> > 
> > What's high on your list for this area?
> A tutorial on how to go from "quickly create my-cool-project" to having
> the application available in Ubuntu, including:
>       * Very quick introduction on Quickly using a "hello world" example
>         (not a quickly or python manual, this material already exists
>         and interested devs will find it)
>       * How to upload the code to Launchpad
>       * How to build and package the application
>       * How to get the application in Ubuntu
>       * How to deal with bug reports, provide updates, etc.
> A simple overview of the essential libraries and components that make up
> Ubuntu, geared towards developers who may not be intimate with how they
> all interact together, e.g.:
>       * What's DBus for, when would you use it and how?
>       * What's DesktopCouch, when would you use it and how?
>       * Where should you store config and data files?
>       * What's gstreamer, cairo, glib, etc?
>       * Major libraries and APIs that you can rely on being shipped with
>         a default Ubuntu install,
>       * etc.
> My £0.02
> Bruno

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