[Announcement] Ubuntu GNOME Packaging Team

Our newest addition to the family. Ubuntu GNOME Packaging (Contributing Developers) Team for people that contribute towards Ubuntu GNOME development. This team is meant to serve a bridge between the other teams that get upload access (gnome3-team for the PPA’s and ubuntu-gnome-dev for the main archive)

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Urgent Need for More Contributors

Call for Help!

As you may know, 14.04 Cycle is an LTS (Long Term Support) Cycle. Having
that said, Ubuntu and most of the official flavours will have LTS Release.
For the moment, the lack of Manpower could keep us away from having an LTS
Release. However, after a discussion with our Developers, we’d like to
announce the urgent need for these roles:

1- Someone with Bug Control to ‘Actively Commit’ to triaging Ubuntu GNOME

2- Couple of people helping out with ‘Bug Fixing’.

3- People to help with ‘Packaging’ on the PPA’s

PLEASE NOTE: We are looking for people with experience and skills! We NEED
people to commit for 2-5 years support and not just join for few months
then leave.

NO PROMISES to be made but we would be comfortable enough to submit an
application to the Technical Board in order to have an LTS Release when we
will have volunteers who can actively contribute and help us.

Ubuntu GNOME Sub-Teams:
Different Areas where you can contribute – choose what suit you better!

NEW:Ubuntu GNOME Packaging Team

If you have the required experience and skills or if you know someone who
has, please contact amjjawad directly.

Thank you!

Brainstorming Team

Ubuntu GNOME Team is pleased to announce that starting from 1-11-2013, the full structure of Ubuntu GNOME Team has been successfully completed and our team is organized in a very professional, creative and productive way – See Ubuntu GNOME Sub-Teams Announcement.

So, the First Phase of setting up an organized team is over now.

The Second Phase is to start recruiting for each Sub-Team – Please see Getting Involved.

The Completion of the First Phase has been done by establishing a New Area/Sub-Team which will take Ubuntu GNOME Team and the whole project to the next level and improve the whole community which will eventually lead to more great results.

A New Era of Ubuntu GNOME Team’s History has begun.

Ubuntu GNOME Brainstorming Team

The Brainstorming Team will work side by side with all the other Sub-Teams for the greater good of Ubuntu GNOME. All the planning and important discussions about the future of Ubuntu GNOME will take place on the Brainstorming Team.

We are looking forward to a better future with more achievements and great results. We do believe that we can achieve a lot but we don’t want to walk alone, we would like to do it together and share it with, you, as a user of Ubuntu GNOME and us, as members of Ubuntu GNOME Team. Simply because we strongly believe that:

“All of us are smarter than anyone of us”

Each and every contributions are needed and highly appreciated.

Once we are done from the foundation and setting up a strong & well organized team, it would be easier later on to achieve anything and reach to any target and break any record.

Thank you!
Founder and Team Leader of Ubuntu GNOME Brainstorming Team

[Announcement] Sub-Teams

With the great success and hard work Ubuntu GNOME Team has accomplished and done with Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 and as our very first step in 14.04 cycle, here comes Phase 2 of our recruitment plan which we had started in September. The first phase was really successful and the results were amazing. We managed, in a very short period of time, to recruit more than 20 Testers and we do have now our own QA/Testing Team. This success was a push to carry on and start the second phase.

We are pleased to announce the beginning of new era for Ubuntu GNOME Team and phase 2 of our recruitment plan:

Ubuntu GNOME Sub-Teams

As in this video which explains HOWTO Get involved with Ubuntu GNOME, we continue to ask for your help, support and contribution. As always, we seek and need quality over quantity. We have our vision and we are very confident that with the great help of our members and contributors along with the desire and passion to go the extra miles, we can achieve more and Ubuntu GNOME can be one of the best Linux Distributions ever. Why not? there is nothing can stop us to dream and imagine as Albert Einstein said:

ā€œImagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.ā€

We believe it is possible and we can do it.

As always, thank you for choosing and using Ubuntu GNOME and we are looking forward to work together and have fun!

Thank you!

Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 is released

The Ubuntu GNOME Team is proud to announce the release of Ubuntu GNOME 13.10.

Ubuntu GNOME aims to bring a mostly pure GNOME desktop experience to Ubuntu. Keeping in coordination with the Ubuntu Desktop Team, we have decided to stay with GNOME 3.8 for the 13.10 release. Please see the GNOME 3.8 Release Notes for features of GNOME 3.8.

Ubuntu Announcement

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Release Notes


Get Ubuntu GNOME 13.10

For the latest release, please download it from:

Contact Us

Please, see the full list of our communications channels

Thank you

To each and everyone who participated, helped, supported and contributed to Ubuntu GNOME this cycle, big thanks to all of you. Special thanks to our testers who did a unique great job to help with this cycle. As a result of all these efforts, we have a great release to be proud of.

Thank you for choosing and using Ubuntu GNOME.

QA Lead of Ubuntu GNOME

Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) Release Candidate

We are pleased to announce the Release Candidate of Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 Desktop.

Codenamed “Saucy Salamander”, 13.10 continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs.

The release candidate images are known to be reasonably free of showstopper CD build or installer bugs, while representing a very recent snapshot of 13.10 that should be representative of the features intended to ship with the final release expected on October 17th, 2013.

The Release Candidates images can be downloaded at:

To upgrade to Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 Final Beta from Ubuntu GNOME 13.04, follow these instructions:


Please, help us to test this release candidate and let’s make sure we will have the best release of Ubuntu GNOME.
Thank you for choosing and testing Ubuntu GNOME Final Beta. To help us testing, please head over:

Thank you!
Ubuntu GNOME Team

Testing Ubuntu GNOME 13.10


While we are approaching quickly from the final release of Ubuntu GNOME 13.10, it is very important to carry on with our testing in order insure we will have a successful release to be proud of.

We highly appreciate each and every valuable contribution and the most important help that we do need and seek is helping Ubuntu GNOME Team with Testing the development release (13.10) of Ubuntu GNOME.

If you are new to testing, don’t worry, that is a plus actually. Because chances to break the system are high and that is why we need. Sound weird? not really. The harder you break the system it means the better that system gets and we need to make sure we have a good stable release before the final date.

Please, have a read at: Ubuntu GNOME Testing.

For Daily Build: Saucy Daily Live ISO

Release Notes of Beta 1: Release Notes

As always, thank you so much for choosing and testing Ubuntu GNOME.

Head of QA – Ubuntu GNOME Team

[Announcement] Introducing Gnome3-next PPA


Since there were a few pieces of gnome 3.8 that did not make it into Saucy, for the 13.10 cycle gnome3 PPA will reserved for 3.8 components only. As such we have created a new Gnome3-next PPA, this will contain the GNOME 3.10 bits that we consider stable. Gnome3-staging will continue
on as usual holding the 3.10 bits that are not entirely ready just yet. Right now its a little empty, however it will start to fill up over the next week or two!

It is important to note, that if you are using gnome3-staging PPA, then you must add gnome3-next PPA as this will contain required dependencies
for the staging ppa.

Tim Lunn
Technical Lead of Ubuntu GNOME

Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 Beta 1

The Ubuntu GNOME team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) Beta 1.


Welcome to the Saucy Salamander Beta 1 Release, which will in time become the 13.10 final stable release.

Thank you for EVERYONE who made this release possible. Each and every contribution is highly appreciated.

While the ISO are still warm, hurry up and download them before they get cold šŸ™‚

Where to get it?

Release Notes:

Learn about Testing:

Enjoy and have fun!
Thank you for choosing and testing Ubuntu GNOME