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

Joe Smith yasumoto7 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 17:15:28 UTC 2009


On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 09:06:09PM -0700, Grant Bowman wrote:
> 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
> show.

Yeah, perhaps if someone sounds disappointed in its inclusion, we can mention that it is uninstallable. OSS = choice, as a friend recently twittered.

Joe




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