I see a great deal of interest and discussion taking place here for the Ubuntu Unity initiative. I propose that we create an Ubuntu Unity Development sub-category here, under the Desktop category.
Ubuntu Unity team members will have create, reply read access and everyone else will have reply and read access. This will hopefully limit/eliminate support requests. Existing topics regarding Ubuntu Unity can be moved to this new category.
That is my proposal. I’m an admin here. So if the Ubuntu Unity team agrees I can set things up
We are more than welcome to discuss bugs and request help at ubuntuforums in Ubuntu Development Version Testing sub-forum concerning unity-session but we cannot discuss development because it does not fit the topical description of being an official release. If and when ubuntu-unity becomes official then we can discuss development issues at the ubuntuforums development forum. We can absolutely discuss to consolidate development discussions here at community hub but I must make mention that before this development initiative came into being I had signed on for two more cycles as team leader of U+1 testing which basically is based at ubuntuforums.org but does not restrict me from requesting services of the team elsewhere.
During the 17.10 development cycle I was able to keep Will Cooke linked in to ubuntuforums by using the mailing list so I do not see why we cannot use both resources as we have a cracker-jack team of testers at U+1. It can only behoove the development effort as a whole in the long run. Nick had made a proposal somewhat similar to yours - that we focus discussion at one place , at one site rather than going back and forth … and I agreed with him- but I have to ask; isn’t having the extra KB such as U+1 an asset to particular aspects of the teams work?
I agree. Development Version Testing is just that, testing and so is a totally different topic.
… and I would like to add that building .ISO files with cubic app is way more streamlined ,avant-guard and vouge than the current multiplistic and bifurcated system used at launchpad hehe … but it is what it is and whatever it takes to get an .ISO built correctly within the community setting is ok by me
I agree, but @dale-f-beaudoin does have a point. I think once Ubuntu Unity becomes a favour, the Ubuntu Forums could be a perfect place for support/bugs since it’s more for development based discussions. I see the Ubuntu Community forums being more for call for help and that stuff.
I guess I wasn’t thinking when I posted my first post…
I appreciate all the work you are doing here. When you open the new sub-category for ubuntu-unity development we have to discuss if we are going in for an LTS release for the 18.04 cycle or a 9 month spin. We can put this to a vote. Reason being , as you know it, is persons committed to maintaining the project and who will be available during the long run if it is LTS.
Secondly we have to design a roadmap and some simple project goals. I can make some proposals for these. We don’t want the design changes to be too drastic and we don’t want ubuntu-unity to become a dinosaur either
I have create the Ubuntu Unity Development sub-category, under Desktop, and move all the relevant topics I could find. I’f I’ve missed any just let me know.
I’ve created a group called ubuntu-unity-devs. I think I have all the right people added. If not left me know. But @khurshid-alamand@dale-f-beaudoinare also owners of that group.
Members of ubuntu-unity-devs can create, read and reply in the Ubuntu Unity Development sub-cateogry, everyone else can read and reply. This will hopefully limit the creation of support requests there.
@ads20000 I suggest Q&A discussion also take place in the Ubuntu Unity Development sub-category for now. Once the Ubuntu Unity remix is boot-strapped and becomes official then a whole raft of Q&A resources will be available to the team.