UbiquitySlideshow specification Wiki page shock and horror

Evan Dandrea evand at ubuntu.com
Thu Jun 18 16:27:59 BST 2009

On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 3:53 PM, Dylan McCall <dylanmccall at gmail.com> wrote:
> Cool! Is there a place where we can take a look at the existing efforts,
> or is that in specification stage right now?

The latter, which needs to be done today, then we can start on implementation.

> There are a few reasons for going with HTML:

I thought about this some more, and I believe we're getting gwibber in main in
support of the "social from the start" work [1], which gives us python-webkit
for free.

1: https://blueprints.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/desktop-karmic-social-from-the-start

I think the rest are all fair points, and I am now of the belief that we should
integrate the work of the ubiquity slideshow team into ubiquity proper, using
webkit as the necessary glue.  I wasn't keen on throwing away all that work
anyway :)

Thanks for making a convincing argument.  I've modified the specification to
reflect these changes.

> Looking forward to what Gerry comes up with. I'm thinking of the current
> slides (and deeply sorry I never made this clear earlier) as almost a
> skeleton. Although what is there is /nice/, there's a lot of time to get
> these perfect, so a spirit of phoenix-like rebirth springs to mind. With
> a skeleton (and some pretty good content and screenshots, if I may say
> so), new contributions - be they new slides or amendments to slides -
> can base themselves on what they know exists. Good stuff springs from
> that.

Sure, understood.

> I also have some simple writing guidelines in the Readme at
> lp:ubiquity-slideshow-ubuntu (which the whole thing is currently not
> compliant with, but dreams of being some day). I trust Gerry and the
> design team to come up with some pretty brilliantly awesome stuff
> regardless, but it's there if wanted.

Noted, thanks.

> Thanks for all the information, Evan.

Thanks for already putting a fair amount of work into this.

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