- Interview with Jason Smith
Jason is a developer for the Developer Experience (DX) team with
Canonical and works on the Unity desktop shell. In particualar the
launcher. We ask him how it's going, what the plans are for Natty, and what
we should be looking forward to in Natty+1.
Links Jason mentions in the interview
- Craig: Nadda
- Rick: Pro Python
We need your help. Craig and I have spoken our concerns about what Unity means to the future of Ubuntu. Thursday March 24th, we'll be interviewing Jason Smith of Canonical who works on the Unity team. We'd like to know what you'd ask him if you got a chance.
- How close are things to planned functionality for Natty?
- What kind of testing is going on behind the scenes?
- What types of users is Canonical targeting as the average Unity user?
Let us know what you'd like us to ask. Submit your question here in the comments or email the question to email@example.com
Thanks for your help!
In our last in the series of interview from PyCon 2011, Lococast sits down with Michael Foord and talk about some of the cool things he's working on at Canonical, how the new version of his Python mocking library Mock is doing, and a little bit about what's going on with IronPython in a post-Microsoft sanctioned project era.
Lococast got a chance to sit down and ask Mark Ramm about the new open source project forge, Allura. They managed to get it out to the public right before PyCon and were working hard on it during the sprints at PyCon 2011. Find out what makes it unique and what they're up to.
Lococast sits down with Chris McDonough from Pyramid Web Framework at the Pycon 2011 sprints. We talk about what's brought around Pyramid 1.0, how the reception has been to the great work, and where Pyramid is looking to go from here.
Get a t-shirt from the online store.
Rick joins Mike Pirnat from the From Python Import Podcast to interview John DeRosa as he discusses his adventure tweeting his bus ride from Seattle to PyCon 2011 in Atlanta. What makes a crazy man do such a thing? What could possibly go wrong? Find out!
Music in this episode:
Lococast joins forces with the great guys of From Python Import
Podcast to go over all the hotness of PyCon 2011. Best talks, best open
spaces, and just a bunch of tired brain melted Python devs.
I'm down in Atl, GA for PyCon 2011. This is my report from Day 1 of events. Take a listen to see what's going on and we'll try to get some better notes up in the future. Big props to Craig for helping me get the audio out the next day.
Keep an eye out for reviews of day 2 & 3.
If you're down at PyCon, stop by during our open space time at 10am on Sunday where I'll be getting together with the guys of From Python Import Podcast and we'll be looking for some mini-interviews. Let the world know what they're missing by not attending PyCon.
- Freedombox and Humans are the router
- The Banshee saga goes on and on
- Craig: Pro Python
- me one more time by REVENGE from FEST OF REVENGE
- Robbotica System by Cibernetica from The Ultimate Bio Commando
- Fallout by Severed Fifth from Nightmares By Design
- Putrid Pigs by BRUTAL MURDER from Intracranial Total Insanity
- By yourself by Redmind from Step back from the edge
- Discipline by Nine Inch Nails from The Slip
With all this focus on making desktop linux something for the mass market, is there a chance that we end up removing the great things that drew us to the platform as users/developers? Is it possible to have a product that wins with the mass market as well as the people that there building and developing things? Listen/watch the rant and let me know what you think. Do we need something different for Ubuntu users? What would an "Ubuntu Developer Edition" look like in your mind?