3 annoying bugs that need to die in Natty

Ubuntu has made huge progress since I began using it in 2005 and Maverick Meerkat is by far my favorite Linux flavour. I did not see many major changes from Lucid but there were a whole lot of bug fixes and it is very clear to me that the Hundred Papercuts Project (combined with an [...]

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October 26th, 2010 by Mathieu Comandon

Bugsquad Handbook needs your help

A few weeks ago I started on a project to gather all information needed by the Bugsquad Team and put everything in a nice PDF. I have posted on the Bugsquad’s mailing list the reasons why I wanted to write this book. The basic idea is to have a single well structured document so you [...]

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April 11th, 2010 by Mathieu Comandon

Extra folder icons for Humanity Theme

The new deep orange folder icons for Lucid Lynx kick ass. All the default icons in the home directory have nice emblems representing, well not really emblems because emblems have a special meaning in nautilus but you get the point. However, some folders lack a special icon and that makes me a sad sad panda. [...]

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April 11th, 2010 by Mathieu Comandon

Using the application indicator in Python

Yesterday, during the second day of Ubuntu Developer Week, Ted Gould gave a great presentation of the application indicator that will be present in Lucid Lynx. Here I will show you how to use it in your applications with a small application I wrote very quickly. This application shows a Debian logo in the panel [...]

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January 27th, 2010 by Mathieu Comandon

Brand new shiny blog

Onk onk, fellow hackers. Here I am on my new blog. The old one, Tweekers’s Blog was in french and I shall still update  it from time to time. Last night, as I couln’t get to sleep, I told myself “That’s it, I’m fed up with the French blogosphere, I have to start a new [...]

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January 23rd, 2010 by Mathieu Comandon
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