Archive for the ‘work’ Category

Doing more with your Unity8 preview session in Ubuntu 14.04

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Ubuntu 14.04 will be released today and you couldn't resist the itch to go try the Unity 8 preview session on the Desktop. How underwhelming... there are almost no apps, and some don't even work and overall it's actually pretty unexciting... let's change that in the next few chapters.

Mir and Chromium

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Ubuntu’s Display Server Mir is gaining more and more traction and the team is making good progress on the platforms that are at the core of Ubuntu. Mir is proving itself everyday to be the exact technology that Ubuntu needs to power mobile devices. Mir’s features are on par with the ...

Updates from the Ubuntu Engineering teams

Monday, February 17th, 2014

With UDS just around the corner (11-13 March 2014, 2pm-8pm UTC) we wanted to give you a quick update where things stand in the 14.04 cycle.

Being edgy

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

edg·y (/ˈejē/) - creatively challenging, of bold or provocative quality Welcome Ubuntu Edge - Canonical is starting a campaign on Indiegogo to crowdfund our vision of future mobile computing. The goal of $32M is bold, the approach of working through crowdfunding provocative.

First Mir benchmarks

Friday, June 28th, 2013

The first neutral (i.e. not published by us) benchmark of Mir is out. Michael over at Phoronix has a good write up of the current state of things and also mentions that the install was smoother than anticipated. The results (~about 10% median, 15% average penalty in FPS, see below) are ...

Running Mir

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

The documentation for Mir is growing and we also have instructions out how to get Mir running on your computer, I wanted to briefly summarize the necessary steps to get Mir up and running and how to go back. Please be warned that while I tried to carefully document all necessary ...

Preparing for UDS May 2013

Monday, May 13th, 2013

The second iteration of our virtual UDS is coming up tomorrow 5/14 and will go until Thursday 5/16, running from 1400 UTC to 2000 UTC.

Mir + Unity QML + Unity APIs = Unity

Monday, March 4th, 2013

It all sounds good in theory... Not too long ago, Mark communicated the vision for Ubuntu and Unity for 2013 as “[...] Unity in 2013 will be all about mobile – bringing Ubuntu to phones and tablets [...]” and my team is responsible for taking Unity to these hardware platforms.

the first 8 weeks

Monday, November 14th, 2011

It has been 8 weeks since my first day in my new job at Canonical and I wanted to share some impressions with you guys. Role After too many years in QA I was looking for a new challenge, something that drives me to my limits and lets me push myself beyond ...

Automation @ work

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Last week I got confirmation that the automation rock star will join QA, I am excited. This is the long due step towards improved automated testing. Automation unfortunately is the one area that is being cut first when schedules or resources run tight. Paradox enough, automation however is the only investment ...