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January 18th, 2010, 07:23 AM

I noticed the first session in Ubuntu Developer Week "Getting Started" by dholbach suggests you simply add the Sources repo :)

Now, my questions are, does the classroom session involve downloading source etc on the fly and at what speed?

Will I be able to keep up if I have a slow ( < 512 kbps ) connection while others might have multi-mbps links?


January 18th, 2010, 09:15 AM
some of the 'hands on packaging' sessions involve downloading source to carry out some sort of packaging task on it. usually this is deliberately chosen to be quite a small package to keep those download times low.
there can be a number of things you will need and can install before-hand (build-essentials and that kind of thing)
see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PackagingGuide/HandsOn
You can also look at some of the similar past sessions (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDeveloperWeek/Previous) to see how you can be prepared so that actual downloading during a session is minimal, but the 'Hands On' link above shows what is usually needed