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    What do you think Canonical should do?

    My point with this thread is suggestions for Canonical. I know they probably won't hear but at least we get to discuss what things should be changed.

    Good day!

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    Re: What do you think Canonical should do?

    ...and why do you think anything should be changed?

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    Re: What do you think Canonical should do?

    An Ubuntu Developer Summit is going on TODAY, 100% open to the public and online.
    Why bother with a quickly-forgotten forum thread when you can *talk* to the actual development and design teams, and participate in the decisionmaking?

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    Re: What do you think Canonical should do?

    They should make TV commercials with hipsters to make everyone think Ubuntu is cool.
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    Re: What do you think Canonical should do?

    Canonical should make its own brand of coffee!

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    Re: What do you think Canonical should do?

    Quote Originally Posted by nunecas123 View Post
    My point with this thread is suggestions for Canonical. I know they probably won't hear but at least we get to discuss what things should be changed.
    And the point of that is what?

    If you want to change what any of the flavours do then you can talk to them directly as the groups are very small. But Mark Shuttleworth and Canonical have a long term plan for Ubuntu in which they are talking with global partners about a variety of platforms. Millions of pounds/dollars/euros are at stake.

    Sorry but I can't see the point of a random thread on a user forum inviting discussion about something that will never be read let alone be considered by those that are in a position to change things.
    Last edited by PaulW2U; March 14th, 2014 at 01:47 PM.

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    Re: What do you think Canonical should do?

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulW2U View Post
    And the point of that is what?

    If you want to change what any of the flavours do then you can talk to them directly as the groups are very small. But Mark Shuttleworth and Canonical have a long term plan for Ubuntu in which they are talking with global partners about a variety of platforms. Millions of pounds/dollars/euros are at stake.

    Sorry but I can't see the point of a random thread on a user forum inviting discussion about something that will never be read let alone be considered by those that are in a position to change things.
    It doesn't have to make a difference. It can just be an interesting conversation on a forum. Plus, for the people who think that everything has to make a difference, maybe brainstorming on a forum will inspire someone to take the ideas to the proper venue. There's no point in going to the proper venue if you don't already have something to present.
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    Re: What do you think Canonical should do?

    Possibly an old chestnut ?
    How about changing the codename for releases to remove the implicit pressure of getting them out in one particular target month.
    So 14.04 becomes 14.1 and 14.10 becomes 14.2 ; it is still informative to the year.
    Having only one decimal place should avoid most confusion leaving only those people who call 14.10 14.1 to have to reteach themselves.

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    Re: What do you think Canonical should do?

    Start an industry training & certification program for Ubuntu techs.

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    Re: What do you think Canonical should do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonor View Post
    Possibly an old chestnut ?
    How about changing the codename for releases to remove the implicit pressure of getting them out in one particular target month.
    So 14.04 becomes 14.1 and 14.10 becomes 14.2 ; it is still informative to the year.
    Having only one decimal place should avoid most confusion leaving only those people who call 14.10 14.1 to have to reteach themselves.
    I disagree.

    A predictable release schedule forces (and allows) developers, testers and users to plan ahead and use consistent methodology. The naming convention helps enforce the schedule.

    If the specific date were not part of the name, then an influential developer could insist a release be delayed a month so that "his change" gets incorporated. Or some other excuse would be found to delay a release. And the effect could snowball, leading to releases being delayed by months.

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