Re: Hello, I'm Martin

2016-09-27 Thread Ted Gould
On Tue, 2016-09-27 at 12:38 +0100, Martin Wimpress wrote: > Today is my second day at Canonical. I've joined the Desktop Team and > I'm absolutely delighted to be here! > > I'm working from home in Hampshire, England and connected to the > Internet via shortwave radio. My recent professional

Re: [Desktop 13.04-Topic] Having a smart ubuntu desktop

2012-10-18 Thread Ted Gould
On Thu, 2012-10-18 at 11:10 +0200, Didier Roche wrote: In a world where we are using more and more connected web services doing some of our tasks (web mails, online documentation editing, online music players…) should we imagine having a more adapated image to our users? This will mean

Re: [Desktop 13.04-Topic] Having a smart ubuntu desktop

2012-10-18 Thread Ted Gould
On Thu, 2012-10-18 at 18:19 +0200, Didier Roche wrote: That's precisely why I've written: (we can of course imagine a checkbox to override the smart behavior). prefiling thunderbird fields based on those (so the user doesn't have to type twice his email) would be awesome if we can get to

Re: Trying to reduce our memory and battery footprint

2012-10-17 Thread Ted Gould
On Wed, 2012-10-17 at 13:18 +0100, Colin Watson wrote: On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 01:07:58PM +0100, James Hunt wrote: On 16/10/12 10:07, Colin Watson wrote: On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 09:59:11AM +0100, James Hunt wrote: The current thinking is in fact to have 1 process / user. I think Scott

Re: Trying to reduce our memory and battery footprint

2012-10-17 Thread Ted Gould
On Wed, 2012-10-17 at 06:43 +0200, Martin Pitt wrote: snip I don't think the reason why starting Unity and starting the Dash takes so long is in any way related to startup order or that we wouldn't have a mechanism of starting things on demand (D-Bus activation works just fine for the most

Re: Trying to reduce our memory and battery footprint

2012-10-17 Thread Ted Gould
On Wed, 2012-10-17 at 08:43 -0700, Steve Langasek wrote: On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 08:43:31AM -0500, Ted Gould wrote: It was my understanding that we could get this by upstart putting all of the processes in the user session in a cgroup for that user. This would require upstart

Re: Trying to reduce our memory and battery footprint

2012-10-16 Thread Ted Gould
On Tue, 2012-10-16 at 09:59 +0100, James Hunt wrote: On 15/10/12 21:23, Ted Gould wrote: On Mon, 2012-10-15 at 21:19 +0200, Sebastien Bacher wrote: Le 15/10/2012 21:10, Ted Gould a écrit : I don't believe that happened in the Q cycle, do we think that we could get upstart James pinged

Re: Trying to reduce our memory and battery footprint

2012-10-15 Thread Ted Gould
On Mon, 2012-10-15 at 09:02 +0200, Didier Roche wrote: In the past cycles, we saw our memory need for an user session increasing quite a lot. One of the consequence is that our battery life on laptop diminished. I think having a session discussing and trying to review if we can work on the

Re: Trying to reduce our memory and battery footprint

2012-10-15 Thread Ted Gould
On Mon, 2012-10-15 at 21:19 +0200, Sebastien Bacher wrote: Le 15/10/2012 21:10, Ted Gould a écrit : I don't believe that happened in the Q cycle, do we think that we could get upstart James pinged me recently because foundation is planning work for next cycle and wanted to know what's

Re: [Desktop13.04-Topic] Drop gconf from the default installation

2012-10-08 Thread Ted Gould
On Mon, 2012-10-08 at 16:58 +0200, Sebastien Bacher wrote: - lightdm-remote-session-uccsconfigure (need to look at it but I guess it shouldn't be hard) I'll fix that one. It used GConf when Unity used it, but has been migrated to GSettings now with Unity, just need to update the packaging.

Visual Design Assets

2012-05-22 Thread Ted Gould
Hello, We were talking about project management today and how to get work items on the list for needing visual design. Previously we have assigned tasks and bugs to design, or individual designers, but in talking with Nick what he'd prefer is that we assign those tasks and bugs to him -- and

Re: What I love about Unity

2011-12-31 Thread Ted Gould
On Fri, 2011-12-30 at 23:03 +0100, Jo-Erlend Schinstad wrote: Den 30. des. 2011 20:30, skrev Ted Gould: Thanks for writing this up. I appreciate it. We're never perfect, but it's nice to see some positive reviews every once in a while :-) It was not meant as a positive review and I don't

Re: Proposed desktop-extra set

2011-11-07 Thread Ted Gould
On Mon, 2011-11-07 at 17:25 -0500, Jeremy Bicha wrote: The proposed description from today's meeting was Every package that is NOT in main, but needed for a vanilla GNOME. Vanilla GNOME is defined by upstream in gnome-suites-core, gnome-suites-core-deps, and gnome-apps

Re: [Oneiric-Topic] Simplifying system sleep functions

2011-04-22 Thread Ted Gould
On Thu, 2011-04-21 at 12:06 -0400, Tony Espy wrote: On 04/21/2011 11:49 AM, Ted Gould wrote: On Thu, 2011-04-21 at 11:34 -0400, Tony Espy wrote: On 04/19/2011 08:09 PM, Jason Warner wrote: Hi Everyone - Sending this on behalf of John Lea, desktop design lead

Re: [Oneiric-Topic] Appindicators for xfce4-panel, lxpanel and others?

2011-04-21 Thread Ted Gould
On Fri, 2011-04-08 at 18:10 +0200, Julien Lavergne wrote: Le Thursday 07 April 2011 à 10:43 +0200, Jo-Erlend Schinstad a écrit : It would be good for both developers and users if they were working equally well on Unity, Gnome-panel, Xfce4-panel and Lxpanel. It's already available for

Re: [Oneiric-Topic] Reducing number of patches in our packages

2011-04-21 Thread Ted Gould
On Fri, 2011-04-08 at 17:18 +0200, Rodrigo Moya wrote: On Fri, 2011-04-08 at 10:12 -0400, Jorge O. Castro wrote: On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 4:36 AM, Rodrigo Moya rodrigo.m...@canonical.com wrote: How would this affect application authors, would they need to go update again? what do

Re: [Oneiric-Topic] Simplifying system sleep functions

2011-04-21 Thread Ted Gould
On Thu, 2011-04-21 at 11:34 -0400, Tony Espy wrote: On 04/19/2011 08:09 PM, Jason Warner wrote: Hi Everyone - Sending this on behalf of John Lea, desktop design lead. == Currently Ubuntu contains two separate sleep functions, suspend and

Meeting item: FUSA, passwords vs. session saving

2009-02-27 Thread Ted Gould
Hello, Chris provided a patch for using PolicyKit and ConsoleKit in the FUSA applet that makes it so that if multiple people are logged in, you can get a password dialog, and shutdown the system. The way that this works is that it asks ConsoleKit for the shutdown and restart actions and if they

Re: Meeting item: FUSA, passwords vs. session saving

2009-02-27 Thread Ted Gould
On Fri, 2009-02-27 at 19:40 +, Chris Coulson wrote: I had a brief look at the gnome-session code when writing the patch, and it appears that the only thing that it does differently to the FUSA is block on any applications that are trying to inhibit closing the session. In this case, it

Re: gnome-power-manager human icon set

2008-12-18 Thread Ted Gould
On Thu, 2008-12-18 at 00:03 +0100, Sebastian Heinlein wrote: Am Montag, den 15.12.2008, 10:01 -0600 schrieb Ted Gould: On Sun, 2008-12-14 at 11:38 +, Matthew East wrote: I'd like to draw some attention to this bug, which has been open now for over 2 and a half years, and is still

Re: gnome-power-manager human icon set

2008-12-15 Thread Ted Gould
On Sun, 2008-12-14 at 11:38 +, Matthew East wrote: I'd like to draw some attention to this bug, which has been open now for over 2 and a half years, and is still a problem in the latest release. https://bugs.launchpad.net/gnome-power/+bug/32921 +1 We could also patch GPM so that it

Re: Desktop Team Meeting, 2008-10-02

2008-10-03 Thread Ted Gould
On Fri, 2008-10-03 at 16:39 +1000, Sarah Hobbs wrote: Scott James Remnant wrote: == gnome-themes == kwwii began a discussion about the gnome-themes package, which has been suggested to be split into two pieces; one containing good themes and the other not so good themes. seb128

Re: Change the default screensaver from black to ubuntu logo

2008-08-22 Thread Ted Gould
On Aug 22, 2008, at 4:10 AM, Mads Rosendahl [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I was just looking over the posts about the change of screensaver. I couldn't really find out what the discussion ended with. Can anyone sum up the outcome of the it all? Is anyone working on it at the moment or will it

Re: Change the default screensaver from black to ubuntu logo

2008-08-07 Thread Ted Gould
On Thu, 2008-08-07 at 10:28 +0100, Odysseus Flappington wrote: I wouldn't mind sitting down and trying to submit the patches to the relevant projects myself, they're prolly at the right level for a beginner, but I really don't have the time at this point, maybe next year some time. While I

Re: Change the default screensaver from black to ubuntu logo

2008-08-06 Thread Ted Gould
On Wed, 2008-08-06 at 11:35 +0100, Odysseus Flappington wrote: If the inhibit sleep on CPU load was ever implemented, it never worked. While in theory this sounds nice, it is nearly impossible to implement in practice. The reality is that it's difficult to determine which things are important

Re: Change the default screensaver from black to ubuntu logo

2008-08-04 Thread Ted Gould
On Fri, 2008-08-01 at 17:05 +0200, Martin Pitt wrote: Personally I wouldn't mind a more attractive screensaver by default. However, I'd insist on keeping the black one if you are on a laptop which is currently running on battery. No need to waste precious power there for bling. The reality is

Re: Inclusion of Abiword 2.6 in Hardy Heron

2008-04-05 Thread Ted Gould
On Fri, 2008-04-04 at 22:35 -0700, Ted Gould wrote: So, I'm for it but I think it is a very close call. I'll probably make an attempt at the packaging as I want to play with Abicollab, but it seems unlikely I'll get it right. I think if we want this to happen someone with significant deb-fu

Re: Inclusion of Abiword 2.6 in Hardy Heron

2008-04-04 Thread Ted Gould
I guess this is the way the way I see it: -1 Feature freeze (2.6 has tons of new features) +1 Longer support cycle which is a plus for an LTS +1 Significant improvements that are worth pushing for -1 Packaging seems non-obvious as the Abi folks have rearranged things a little bit. Increases

Re: Standardized home directories (was: Use a general ~Downloads-folder for all applications.)

2008-02-06 Thread Ted Gould
http://specs.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/basedir-spec-0.6.html On Wed, 2008-02-06 at 11:49 +0100, Bogdan Butnaru wrote: The advantage of having a well-defined standard is that we could file bugs on launchpad against each application that doesn't conform, rather than each user meddling with

Re: Getting a usability patch into gnome-panel package?

2008-02-06 Thread Ted Gould
On Wed, 2008-02-06 at 16:06 -0400, William Lachance wrote: A while back I fixed up a patch originally written by Novell to GNOME panel, which makes it impossible to move without unlocking it first (the default setting is locked). This prevents the user from inadvertently moving the panel when

Re: About this computer

2007-12-18 Thread Ted Gould
On Mon, 2007-12-17 at 23:17 +, (=?utf-8?q?=60=60-=5F-=C2=B4=C2=B4?=) -- Fernando wrote: [sudo] Traceback (most recent call last): File test.py, line 113, in module main() File test.py, line 10, in main '/org/freedesktop/Hal/Manager') File

Re: Desktop Team Development Meeting, 2007-12-13

2007-12-14 Thread Ted Gould
On Fri, 2007-12-14 at 15:02 +0100, Vincent Untz wrote: Le jeudi 13 décembre 2007, à 14:48 +, Scott James Remnant a écrit : * UbuntuSpec:exit-strategy : Working on cleaning up XSMP to make people happy enough to put it in more apps. So then we can query their document change status.

Re: About this computer

2007-12-14 Thread Ted Gould
On Fri, 2007-12-14 at 09:28 +0100, Loïc Minier wrote: In [11]: rootfses Out[11]: dbus.Array([], signature=dbus.Signature('s')) So according to hal, I don't have any volume mounted on /; my setup is LVM over MD, /dev/mapper/raid1-root is my /; /dev/md1 is the PV. Hmm, I'm not sure what

About this computer

2007-12-13 Thread Ted Gould
Hello, I've been working on the implementation of the AboutThisComputer blueprint[1] and I have a little demo script of the data gathering component. It pulls a bunch of data from HAL and some config files and prints to the screen. I wanted to post it here so that people could run it on various

Re: Switching off tabs in Pidgin by default

2007-12-03 Thread Ted Gould
On Mon, 2007-12-03 at 19:10 +, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I think instead the issue should be taken with the upstream dev-team. Making a change to have the name of the sender flash, instead of the active tab. This seems like a more logical request. And will allow us to keep our

Debian Screensaver

2007-11-28 Thread Ted Gould
Hello, Currently in gnome-screensaver we're replacing the Debian logo screensaver with an Ubuntu Logo one. I'm thinking we should change that so that we're just adding the Ubuntu one instead of replacing it. I don't think it'll confuse users and it does pay tribute to Debian's importance to

Re: Debian Screensaver

2007-11-28 Thread Ted Gould
On Wed, 2007-11-28 at 22:38 -0800, Ted Gould wrote: I'll go ahead and put the Debian screensaver in the Ubuntu package. Okay, so some of the Debian folks are saying that this might create more issues that it would fix. I'm now in favor of the status quo :) --Ted

Re: Debian Screensaver

2007-11-28 Thread Ted Gould
On Wed, 2007-11-28 at 20:06 +0100, Oliver Grawert wrote: On Mi, 2007-11-28 at 10:50 -0800, Ted Gould wrote: Currently in gnome-screensaver we're replacing the Debian logo screensaver with an Ubuntu Logo one. I'm thinking we should change that so that we're just adding the Ubuntu one

Re: Panel resizing

2007-11-16 Thread Ted Gould
On Fri, 2007-11-16 at 18:07 +1300, Matthew Paul Thomas wrote: On Nov 16, 2007, at 4:29 PM, Ted Gould wrote: As long as the icons on the dock use the themes correctly this shouldn't be a big deal. ... Unfortunately they don't, as you can see by playing with the Panel Properties window

Re: Panel resizing

2007-11-16 Thread Ted Gould
On Fri, 2007-11-16 at 16:12 +1300, Matthew Paul Thomas wrote: So to avoid the panel looking ugly at different resolutions, I think you'll need a couple of other things first. An icon style that is robust at all sizes from 16px*16px upward (so, for example, it doesn't feature 1-pixel

Re: Panel resizing

2007-11-14 Thread Ted Gould
[Sorry about the late reply, sent with the wrong address which made the list unhappy] On Tue, 2007-11-13 at 23:21 +0100, Sebastian Heinlein wrote: AFAIK the panel will be rewritten for GNOME 2.22. Such discussions should go upstream. I guess I don't see this as entirely a panel issue, it seems

Panel resizing

2007-11-13 Thread Ted Gould
One of the UI reviews of Ubuntu Gutsy specifically mentioned that the panel resizing was not good. And specifically that in the world of SVG icons it should be perfect. Having never resized my panels I set out to grab some screenshots: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/PanelResize One of