[Ubuntu-US-CA] Talking Point: Ubuntu One

Grant Bowman grantbow at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 04:06:09 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 3:44 PM, Robert
Wall<robertlikesturtles at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-07-09 at 18:50 -0700, Grant Bowman wrote:
>> What is the best way to describe https://ubuntuone.com/ to attendees?
>> The wikipedia page [1] has a pretty good summary "Ubuntu One is a
>> storage application and service operated by Canonical Ltd and
>> currently in private beta."  It currently requires an Ubuntu 9.04
>> Jaunty (or 9.10 Karmic) machine for now but I don't know of any
>> announced or rumored plans to expand that.
>> Grant Bowman
>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam
>> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_One also links to some of the
>> controversy over the naming.
> Another thing that may be important (and which may be of interest to
> OSCON people, if we're going to get Ubuntu One questions): in Karmic,
> ubuntu-desktop now recommends ubuntuone-client-gnome [1], which means
> that new installs of Ubuntu Karmic will have the client by default (and,
> if I remember correctly, many users will get it when upgrading Jaunty to
> Karmic).
> [1] This was effected about eight hours ago. the relevant diff for
> ubuntu-meta (the source package for ubuntu-desktop) is
> http://launchpadlibrarian.net/29048341/ubuntu-meta_1.152_1.153.diff.gz

Wow, that seems a little bit of a forward leaning decision to me.  I
wonder if it will ship that way.  Thanks for keeping us updated.  I
would be surprised if nobody mentioned this little change during the

Grant Bowman

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