Just thought I should clear up what’s going on with Ubuntu’s installer slideshow for Maverick, since I’ve been getting lots of bug reports about it.
Today’s beta still has the old Lucid slideshow (with one little change so it isn’t blatantly outdated), but we are working on a new one. It’s all from a smart new design mocked up by Michael Forrest. We’re changing things by adding big screenshots and reusing copy from the Ubuntu tour on the web.
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Well, I managed my last-minute merge request for Summer of Code 2010, and with that done it is time for my last GSoC 2010 blog post!
I am really glad I did this. It’s taught me a lot about myself (having never done a project in this fashion before) and I’m happy with how it turned out. GSoC was a nice change of pace and I hope to keep this up for a while!
(Hamster still says I’m a slacker. I need to convince it otherwise)
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The past week, unfortunately, hasn’t been very productive for me. Still, I have a few things to show!
I did a bunch of cleanup (again) and I toyed with animations for a while. There is now an animation (and a loading indicator) when new results are retrieved for the filters. One philosophy I have found myself following is that this UI that never, ever blocks on a task. So, no matter what is happening, you should always be able to click the same buttons you could before.
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(On a related note, I’ve been very excited about Blender lately).
Time for my bi-weekly Harvest update! Everything this time went into the gsoc-client-stuff branch.
The first thing I learned (well, decided) is that YUI has incredibly dense, loopy and uncool documentation. I guess different people are compatible with different kinds of docs. As I read the YUI stuff I just couldn’t keep it all straight for some reason. Its landing page leads off in many directions: there’s an API reference that was written and designed to put me to sleep, an Examples section that doesn’t bother to link to the API reference (but is more pleasantly written), and a lot of extra listings in between.
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The last two weeks of my Harvest project have gone really well. It isn’t flashy and exciting and earth-shattering (yet), but I’m happy with it.
First of all, my branch now has Packages and Opportunities filters. I implemented a bunch of each, and they are resolved in order. First Harvest runs the package filters, then it filters the opportunities that belong to those packages, then it hides packages that have no visible opportunities after all that filtering.
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The last two weeks I have spent a bit more time than I expected playing with filters, filters and more filters. The first iteration went in maybe a bit too quickly, so I have done quite a bit of clean-up. Python is being too lenient with me!
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