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Canonical to boost Ubuntu usability by tackling "papercuts"


Canonical aims to improve the Ubuntu user experience by fixing a multitude of minor usability glitches. The project, which is called One Hundred Paper Cuts, will entail a collaborative effort by Canonical's new design team and the Ubuntu community to fix one hundred usability bugs before the release of Ubuntu 9.10.

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Created by tetris4 9 years 6 days ago – Made popular 9 years 5 days ago
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Open Source Depends Upon Your Bug Reports


Over the weekend I did an update on my Elive Compiz powered main PC. I didn’t realize it at the time but the update was actually an upgrade (I ran the update via Syanptic not apt-get - otherwise I would have known) and I wound up running the unstable version.

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Created by Noog 9 years 10 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 10 weeks ago
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Launchpad Source-Code Within 12 Months


To this point...Launchpad isn't available under a free software license aside from its Storm component. However, Mark Shuttleworth has stated this afternoon that within the next 12 months they expect to release the source-code to Launchpad.

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Created by giantrobot 9 years 47 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 47 weeks ago
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5 Things YOU Can Do to Help Open Source


I know a lot of people who use open source every day, from OpenOffice to the GIMP and Linux, open source has something for everyone. Recently I was asked how could someone give back to the developers of Free Software?

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Created by anna 10 years 12 weeks ago – Made popular 10 years 12 weeks ago
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Ubuntu Help: Reporting bugs using Launchpad


One of the reasons free operating systems are so great is because of their bug reporting features. Ubuntu is no exception. Like most other GNU/Linux operating systems, Ubuntu allows users to file bug reports using its bug reporting site, Launchpad. In the free software world, each user becomes a potential beta tester and gets the chance to contribute to the community without ever coding or writing documentation. Unfortunately, Launchpad’s bug reporting tool often scares away users who have no idea what a ticket, project, or distribution is.

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Created by tony 10 years 20 weeks ago – Made popular 10 years 20 weeks ago
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Bug reporting in Ubuntu


I read glyphobet's blog, itemizing frustrations he's had reporting bugs to Ubuntu. While I've not had frustrating experiences reporting bugs to Ubuntu, I've reported bugs to a lot of different open source projects, and had more than a few closed in a way I wasn't happy with, so I can definitely sympathize. I hope in Ubuntu these sorts of experiences are the exception, but certainly there's always room to improve.

In my own experience at having bugs closed in ways I thought were inappropriate or incorrect, while I was initially angry about it, after reflecting I realized in each case it was really a consequence that I didn't understand that particular project's bug philosophy and had filed the bug in a way that didn't adhere to their guidelines.

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Created by waleed.saud 10 years 22 weeks ago – Made popular 10 years 22 weeks ago
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