UDS Day One (and only one)
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 11:44 - GNOME
On Monday I went to the first day of the Ubuntu Developer Summit, as it is taking place next to Brussels. It was quite nice, I had great pleasure meeting old acquaintances and new persons, especially Rick Spencer, who is managing the desktop effort, and Tomeu Vizoso, of Sugar, introspection and python fame.
Mostly I went there uninvited, curious about their plans relative to GNOME 3, and a big answer was given in the initial Mark Shuttleworth keynote, "Gnome Shell is for Desktops, Unity is for Netbooks", and "we will be packaging gnome shell in 10.10 but the schedule doesn't allow for it to be the default".
During the day I got to talk about how much I wanted for Ubuntu users to be able to experience the desktop we are building (there should be a GNOME Shell session available, and daily builds), how I feared having desktops diverging too much, and how I long for cooperation (I am especially thinking about app indicators). But to be honest I am not sure I convinced people of the importance of going upstream, and not to be passive into that (in places there is a "upstream will anyway reach to us as they see how cool we are" sentiment).
Anyway that wraps it up for me, as I can't make it any other day.
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