This week in design – 3 September 2010

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on 3 September 2010

This week was a short one in the UK but it seems as though we set out to fill it with as much as we possibly could! For a start we hit beta this week. If you’ve not upgraded to Maverick, you really should. We all have and are enjoying the updated Radiance and Ambiance themes. On the subject of arrivals we also welcomed Lilly to our web team this week – we’ll set her up on the blog in the coming weeks and coax a post or two out of her.

Elsewhere in the world of the web Ale asked you guys why you use Ubuntu. We’d love more input into this thread so if you have ideas leave them in the comments and join in the conversation. Another post which got a lot of interest this week was Otto’s post about the default wallpaper. This explains in some detail the idea behind our approach to this design and we’ll be updating you and hopefully roping some of into helping us make our grander ideas a reality in the next cycle.

Away from the blog we’ve been busily working on the font family which is extremely close to being ready to share more widely. We have a few bugs we want to review and in the next week we’ll be adding milestones to the project and assigning some bugs to future releases so everyone can see what we’re focusing on fixing in time for 10.10. The release is by no means finished in October. Much will be added and refined over time. More on that from the Dalton Maag team soon.

Maverick on netbook and desktop is also taking up a lot of our time as we work closely with the platform and DX teams to make sure all the work we do and that is contributed by you guys in the community, is rolled into the next release. Unity in particular is coming together and if you’ve not tried it yet you really should!

We also wished Charline “Bon Voyage” as she set off to Japan to take part in the EPIC conference and she’ll be talking about her experiences once she’s back from there.

And lastly, while we’re on the subject of travel, I got an e-mail this morning from Rick. He’s apparently still traveling and bumped into Jane at Linux Con. I await with interest the next mail I get from my missing statue! 🙂

Have a great weekend – especially our lucky American cousins who get a nice long weekend!

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