Archive for January, 2010

Contribute with Ubuntu One Bug Day

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Each day Ubuntu One usually has at least one representative from the team dedicated to addressing subscriber questions, participating in IRC discussions, and responding to bugs. A few months ago, we decided that this would be enhanced by the entire team collaborating for a short period of time on open bugs and subscriber questions. We called it Bug Day.

The goal was to reduce the list of bugs in an undecided state. After a few months, we’ve found this to be very useful in addressing open issues and questions, identifying duplicates, elevating the overall knowledge of the entire team and sharing best practices.

Tuesday is the next Ubuntu One Bug Day, and this time we’re going to try something a little different. We would like invite our subscribers to join us. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about the Ubuntu One service, improve your skills and assist your fellow Ubuntu community members.

Date: Tuesday, 2 February 2010
Time: 1400-1600 UTC
Place: Join us in #ubuntuone on freenode in IRC

PyCon sprint for Windows support

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

The Ubuntu One user community is great. In just a few short months, they’ve made some fantastic contributions extending Ubuntu One support to both KDE and Fedora.

One of the top requests we get is for wider support for users who work in a mixed platform environment (i.e., Ubuntu + Windows/Mac). While we offer the web browser option, we realize that the browser has definite limitations compared to the desktop.

This year at PyCon members of the Ubuntu One development team will focus on helping these users. The principal areas we’ll work on are porting to the Windows equivalent of D-bus, inotify, an installer, and a file manager plugin. If you’re heading to Atlanta in February, and this sounds interesting to you, please join our sprint.

Bugs and hugs

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

We’re pleased to be participating in an Ubuntu Bug Day on Thursday 28 January 2010 and hope you will join us as we triage ubuntuone-client bugs.

Ubuntu Bug Day is also known as HugDay. So what exactly is a HugDay?

The HugDay is a special day where the Ubuntu Community comes together with a shared goal of triaging a specific package or set of packages. Working together allows us to share knowledge and give some much needed assistance to the Ubuntu Developers. The term HugDay is a spin on BugDay but every time someone triages a bug, then someone else should hug him/her. Why? This is a very special way for us to tell everyone that we love contributions! And triaging bugs is a really big contribution.

We look forward to working with you on triaging some Ubuntu One bugs and giving numerous digital hugs along the way!

Date: Thursday 28 January 2010
Place: #ubuntu-bugs on freenode IRC

DAAP, Bonjour, Avahi and .local

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

My ISP started to use .local domain for BitTorrent retracker.


This broke Avahi, since it stops working after it detects that .local domain is already handled by someone and it broke the following things in turn:

  • link-local xmpp (Bonjour)
  • multicast DNS
  • DAAP
  • PulseAudio remote sink/source autodetection
  • … UbuntuOne replication
rtgz: aquarius, my ISP started to use .local domain \
      (yep, will fight with them... SOON). \
      My Avahi does not like this and dies.
aquarius: what?
aquarius: that's flat out wrong
aquarius: kill your ISP :)

Fixed by adding ‘local’ to the –local list for dnsmasq effectively disabling the use of retracker. Thanks.

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