Category Archives: Linux

Ubuntu Camp initiative

Hello everybody, it’s a long time since the last non-announce post, today I feel I want to share an idea I worked on in the last few days.

Last saturday I went to the Drupal Camp in Turin, it was a sweet event, with a great organization, but that’s another story :) Going back home I thought about the fact that our beloved Ubuntu does not have a camp initiative, there is the Linux Day, which is wonderful, but an Ubuntu focused Camp would definitively rock!

I wrote Mark about my idea and he gave me a positive feedback, later I wrote the Ubuntu trademarks team to understand how to register the ubuntucamp domains (remember you should not register an *ubuntu* domain without the authorization of the Ubuntu trademarks team), they gave me positive feedback telling me they wanted me to work with the LoCo team to do that, wrote the Italian LoCo team council, now I’m waiting for their answer.

Working since 10 years in the FLOSS world I have a few contacts interested in participating, I had some talks with a few of them and got some other contacts for places and sponsorships so things are already moving fast! I’m not going to tell you everything right now but I’m sure it will be great.

The first Italian Ubuntu Camp? I want it to be for natty release, we’re 6 months to get everything done, I think it’s a great timing, not too long and not too short.

I’m committed to make this thing work out and be a success, it will create more audience for Ubuntu itself and more work opportunities for all the great professionals who work with Ubuntu, it will be awesome!

If you want to be a host, be a speaker or be a part of it please drop me a line!

UCK’s PPA(s) now available!

Great news coming for our beloved project for Ubuntu ISOs remastering, today, working with Wolf (a talented programmer from UCK dev team) we created the UCK’s PPA so everyone could have the latest updated releases with ease.

So go on and type:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:uck-team/uck-stable

and you’re done :-)

Actually we opened another PPA, that’s for brave people who want to test absolutely UNSTABLE snapshots of UCK, it’s names uck-unstable (same command as above but with “uck-unstable” instead of “uck-stable”). I’m not going to write the full add-apt-repository command for the unstable PPA to avoind some copy&paste troubles :-)

Have a great day everyone!

Ubuntu Mini Remix 10.04 for 64bit processors is out!

Hello everybody,
I finally take a bit of time to experiment generating a 64bit ISO image, I have no 64bit hardware so I used an Amazon EC2 instance (that was pretty cool!) to do the job so here you have, the Ubuntu Mini Remix has a new release ready for you to download, be sure to check it out!

Ubuntu Customization Kit 2.2.1 is out!

A new release is out today full of nice fixes and small improvements!

Changelog:

* Backend:
* Brasero style checksums support was added (#575825)
* bugs with virtual packages for languages packs were solved
(#580578, #525635)
* workarout for portuguese (pt_PT) language management was implemented
(#582200)
* GUI now uses kdialog, zenity, dialog or builtin (in that order) if
available. (#577197)

Download UCK 2.2.1 now!

Ubuntu Mini Remix 10.04

If you want to create an Ubuntu based Linux distro keeping control on every single part of it? Instead of remastering an Ubuntu Desktop ISO try the Ubuntu Mini Remix and add just what you want, you’ll have a much cleaner result!

Ubuntu Mini Remix 10.04 is out today for free download!