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I'm an Engineering Manager in Product Strategy at Canonical.

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Sep
11
comment python GUI frameworks that support touch devices
Is this for development for Ubuntu on Phones (Unity8 & Mir), or for the traditional desktop (Unity7/Compiz & X11)?
Jul
29
comment Ubuntu 14.04 with Encrypted RAID6 and separate drive
Have you edited the /etc/fstab to tell it /home is on /dev/md0 ?
Jun
26
comment How to empty swap if there is free RAM?
The premise of the question is based on misconceptions. This post addresses the misconceptions.
Jun
21
comment Why does not app update appear in Software Center?
What does "apt-cache policy brightness-controller" report?
Jun
20
comment Alternative solutions for Ubuntu Emulator
:( ATI. Sorry, I have only used the emulator on nVidia and Intel where it works.
Jun
20
comment Alternative solutions for Ubuntu Emulator
What exactly is the issue with the emulator? It shouldn't care what video drivers the host is using.
Jun
16
comment Add second disk to encrypted laptop
Followed this guide and it worked a treat. lowtek.ca/roo/2012/how-to-add-second-drive-to-luks-ubuntu
Jun
12
comment Unable to install Ubuntu Touch on Nexus 4
The only command that actually initiated the flash was the last one, and that looked successful. What did it do after the "Rebooting into recovery to flash"?
May
28
comment What does desktop_Icon mean?
Just put the icon in the root directory of your project.
Jan
9
comment Upgrade Ubuntu option not availiable when installing from USB stick!
The live CD has the ability to "upgrade" but it's technically more of a "reinstall and keep your data" which allows you to "upgrade" from any release to a newer one. Normal traditional "dist-upgrade/do-release-upgrade/updata-manager" style upgrades update individual packages, the live CD doesn't do that, it pretty much clean installs (with some features to keep your data in /home and re-add some packages).
Jan
8
comment Upgrade Ubuntu option not availiable when installing from USB stick!
I suspect that ubiquity just doesn't look that hard at every single partition, but that's a question for someone like cjwatson or xnox.
Jan
8
comment Upgrade Ubuntu option not availiable when installing from USB stick!
You have confused some command line options there! The "-d" on "do-release-upgrade" is only required if you want to go to the development release, which is currently Trusty (14.04). The user almost certainly does not want that. The "-d" on dist-upgrade will download packages and not upgrade them at all!
Jan
7
comment Upgrade Ubuntu option not availiable when installing from USB stick!
That doesn't upgrade from one release to another. It merely updates packages on the current release, and even then isn't useful without a "sudo apt-get update" first.
Dec
7
comment Does Ubntu contain Non-free kernel blobs and other non-free system components?
Ubuntu has had an option to not install those binary components for some time now. During installation choose the "free software only" option and you get the benefit of running Ubuntu, while not using binary "blobs".
Nov
1
comment Rebuilding every package from scratch
I deliberately didn't give a reason for why I wanted to do the rebuild because it's a) not relevant, and b) leads to discussion about "why" and not "how". I just wanted to know how to bootstrap up from no build, don't worry about why.
Oct
28
comment Rebuilding every package from scratch
I'm not suggesting it's for performance reasons at all. I'm also not asking about building one package or another, but rebuilding everything. Will look at the other question though, thanks.
Oct
17
comment Where can I find the changelog for Ubuntu Touch?
people.canonical.com/~j-lallement/touch/changes has them now.
Oct
1
comment How do I disable screen blanking in Ubuntu Touch
@hbdgaf I tagged it "ubuntu-touch" and wrote "Ubuntu Touch" in the title. This is ask ubuntu. I fail to see how anyone could think I'm talking about Android! :)
Sep
12
comment “phablet-flash: error: too few arguments” when installing Ubuntu Touch
-b is not a valid argument as per my edit. paste.ubuntu.com/6097582 - perhaps the wiki is wrong?
Sep
12
comment “phablet-flash: error: too few arguments” when installing Ubuntu Touch
ubuntu-system is the new "read only" image. cdimage-legacy is the old original image which has Ubuntu booting in a container on an Android kernel. cdimage-touch is also known as the "flipped" image which has Android components/drivers booting in a container under an Ubuntu kernel. The community option is for images that canonical doesn't support (i.e. devices other than the nexus ones)