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Re: The Ubuntu GNOME Remix


On Tue, 2011-05-10 at 02:08 -0500, JC Hulce wrote:
> Hello, 
> I am the creator of the Ubuntu GNOME Remix, a remix of Ubuntu designed
> to provide the best possible GNOME experience under a base Ubuntu
> system.  The project was created both to provide a GNOME 3 environment
> and to provide a fallback to 'classic' GNOME, without unity.  We have
> been in contact with Canonical about using the name 'Gubuntu' but have
> not reached an agreement yet.  
> I have been contacted by several members from the GNOME 3 team about
> working together, which the UGR group would love to do.  We do not
> have a good knowledge of how GNOME or GNOME 3 works, and need people
> who do to help solve bugs and provide guidance to our developers.  Our
> developers are basically figuring out everything as we go along.  
> We thank your team for their continued efforts.  One of our major
> goals that you accomplished was providing the fallback session.  
> We are working on packaging Cantarell, the default windowing font in
> GNOME 3.  For some reason, nobody has packaged it yet.  We currently
> have a semi-working package, but with several changes that need to be
> made.  Follow our work on this at https://launchpad.net/ugr-cantarell.
> Debian developers have expressed interest in getting this package in
> Debian once a few things are fixed.  
> Initially, our developers thought that we would have to make some
> major changes to GNOME packages, and we created our own repository.
> However, we now know that we do not have to, and we have changed our
> project to point to the GNOME3 team's PPA instead of ours.  Obviously
> it would be beneficial to both of our projects to work together on
> bugs.  We're not sure of the best way to do this currently.  Our bug
> list can be found here:https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntugnome
> UGR currently ships a main metapackage, similar to the ubuntu-desktop
> package, to automate installation.  Currently, UGR has lots of
> dedicated users willing to do testing and diagnose bugs.  Please
> advise us the best way to move forward.  We would be happy to help the
> GNOME 3 team with testing and other issues.  
as we discussed in private some weeks ago, I think the best way to help
is, first, to get all your users to test the GNOME3 PPA in Natty (or
install Oneiric as soon as we upgrade most packages to GNOME3) and file
any bug they find. Second, if you have fixes for some of our packages,
submit merge proposals to the branches in the gnome3-team
(https://code.launchpad.net/~gnome3-team )