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July 2007

Canonical Releases Storm as Open Source | Ubuntu

New Python-based database communication tool represents first open source component of Launchpad LONDON, July 9, 2007 – Canonical Ltd today announced the release of Storm, a generic open source object relational mapper (ORM) for Python. Storm is designed to support communication with multiple databases simultaneously. Canonical is best known for the popular Ubuntu operating system and Launchpad, a web-based collaboration platform for open source developers. "Storm is an ORM that simplifies the development of database-backed applications in Python, especially for projects that use very large databases or multiple databases with a seamless web front-end", said Gustavo Niemeyer, lead developer of Storm at Canonical. "Storm is particularly designed to feel very natural to Python programmers, and exposes multiple databases as /stores/ in a clean and easy to use fashion." The project has been in development for more than a year for use in Canonical projects such as Launchpad, and is now publicly available under the LGPL license. This will be the first complete Launchpad component to be released as open source software. "We're excited about using Storm for Launchpad, and that it is being released as open source. Storm's API is clear and well designed, making it a joy to work with, " said Steve Alexander, Launchpad Product Manager at Canonical. "The scalability advantages of Storm's architecture are important for us to ensure that Launchpad continues to perform well as the number of Launchpad users grows." Launchpad currently includes developers data for several thousand projects and is used by tens of thousands of developers, translators, and other free software contributors. The Storm project welcomes participation, and has a new website at That site includes a tutorial, and links to allow developers to download, report bugs and join the mailing list.

January 2007

Java - Community Ubuntu Documentation

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To install proprietary Java, you must have the Multiverse repository enabled. Keep in mind that this repository is different from the backports Multiverse repository. That is, do not simply uncomment the "multiverse" line for backports. Instead, you will need to add "multiverse" to the existing main line in sources.list. For more information about the Multiverse repository, please visit the following guide: | video howtos for human beings

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This site is for everyone who is new to Ubuntu. Here you will find short video clips that highlight Ubuntu's features and demonstrate how to complete common tasks using Ubuntu. Thinking about trying Ubuntu? Take a video tour of Ubuntu. Recently installed Ubuntu? Explore your new operating system. Can't find a video clip? Submit a Clip Wanted posting. Already familiar with Ubuntu? Contribute your own video clips.

reconstructor - What is Reconstructor?

Reconstructor is a Live CD creator for Ubuntu Linux. It uses the Ubuntu Linux Live CD as a base, and then allows customization of boot screens (usplash), gnome settings, and software (you can also use the chroot environment to make other changes before creating the live cd). Reconstructor uses the solid Ubuntu foundation, and allows for extensive customization. For example, create a custom Live CD with blender, inkscape, etc. included for a friend in graphics, or simply use reconstructor to re-brand your environment (wallpaper, fonts). Reconstructor is written in python and is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL)

Customisez votre CD Ubuntu Desktop - The Racoon's Blog

Je vous vais expliquer briévement comment créer votre propre cd Ubuntu customisé en utilisant un petit programme très sympathique, écrit en Python et qui se nomme Reconstructor : Reconstructor pour permet de créer votre propre CD Live Ubuntu simplement et sans passer par des lignes de commandes fastidieuses car toute l'interface est entièrement graphique. Il utilise comme base le cd original Ubuntu Desktop, dont vous devrez vous munir, et permets la personnalisation de l'environnement d'accueil (usplash), le paramétrage de Gnome et l'ajout de logiciels. Il permet donc d'insérer directement vos applications préférées sur le CD et évite l'utilisation des dépôts sur Internet. En outre il permet l'utilisation du support DVD ce qui permets d'ajouter pratiquement ce que voulez dans la limite de l'espace disponible bien entendu ; mais avec plus de 4 Go à sa disposition on a de quoi voir venir. A vous d'imaginer les possibilités ..


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Installation/LowMemorySystems - Community Ubuntu Documentation

How to install Ubuntu on low memory systems (Pentium III and earlier machines, with 32-256 MB RAM)

RestrictedFormats - Community Ubuntu Documentation

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Ubuntu's commitment to only include completely free software by default means that proprietary media formats are not configured 'out of the box'. This page will show you how to enable support for the most popular non-free media formats. If all of this seems like a lot of work to get non-free media playback up and running, remember that Ubuntu is limited by patents and license restrictions in some countries, which make it illegal for Ubuntu to include them. Try to avoid formats suppressed by DRM (Digital Rights Management, or Digital Restrictions Management), since these are unplayable in Ubuntu.

December 2006

Ubuntu Women - Home

Welcome to the Ubuntu-Women website ! Ubuntu-Women is a team functioning under Ubuntu to provide a platform and encouragement for women to contribute to Ubuntu-Linux, a Debian based free and open-source GNU/Linux software. Our main role will be along the lines of supplementing and being the stepping stone toward the larger Ubuntu-Linux world. Membership is open to all. An EC funded study (2006) summarized in the Flosspols report, indicates that about 1.5% of FLOSS community members were female, compared with 28% in proprietary software. The Ubuntu Census Survey (June 2006) also reflects a similar female ratio with 2.4% women actively volunteering in the Ubuntu community. Ubuntu-Women is the first step in trying to usher in change by increasing the visibility and contribution of women by providing mentoring and role models, and creating opportunities for collaboration with new and existing Ubuntu volunteers. We aim to provide an opportunity for women who want to be involved in the Ubuntu community thereby increasing the diversity in Ubuntu-Linux by : * Encouraging women to participate, for example, to learn to create new FLOSS software (or revamp existing software), not only to use GNU/Linux software, but to integrate backwards and learn more about it. * Mentoring women in specific areas (such as technical, documentation, translation and communication) so they have the information and support necessary to take these new steps, to get through barriers or difficulties, and to keep learning and growing in the Ubuntu-Linux world. * Providing opportunities by sponsoring women who wish to give technical presentations, or talk about their Ubuntu experience at International conferences and seminars. * Organising hack-fests, bar camps for women at Linux conferences. * Increasing the number of women using Ubuntu-Linux in a country-specific manner by providing a platform for talks at local universities, LUGs and schools, which will encourage others to join. * Openly discussing issues facing women and their involvement in Ubuntu (and Linux) and how to address them.

Ubuntu Tutorials : Breezy - Dapper - Edgy - Feisty

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Ubuntu Tutorials : Breezy - Dapper - Edgy - Feisty

Ubuntu (Linux distribution) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ubuntu (IPA pronunciation: /ubun'tu/) is a widely used Linux distribution predominantly targeted at personal computers. Based on Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu concentrates on usability, regular releases, ease of installation, and freedom from legal restrictions. Ubuntu is sponsored by Canonical Ltd., a private company founded by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth. The name of the distribution comes from the Zulu and Xhosa concept of ubuntu, which means "humanity towards others". Ubuntu’s slogan – “Linux for Human Beings”, encapsulates one of its main goals – making Linux more available and easy to use. Due to its ease of use, it is considered by many to be a great "beginner" distribution of Linux.

by 58 others est un site francophone dédié à la distribution Ubuntu Linux. Notre objectif est de rassembler ici des informations et de la documentation afin d'offrir à un utilisateur francophone la possibilité d'apprendre et de partager son expérience de manière à enrichir celle des autres. Ce site a été créé bénévolement par des passionnés de logiciels libres qui croient en cette distribution et adhèrent au message qu'elle véhicule : "humanité aux autres".