There is a bug in the installer for Mac right now, see https://forums.ubports.com/topic/893/adb-issues-in-ubports-installer-on-macos-suggested-fixes
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RE: Nexus install problems
UBports Community Update 21 | January 20, 2018
clever comment that no one reads here
It's the UBports Community Update! These are biweekly streams where we tell you about all of the goings on in the UBports community and take your wonderful questions. You'll find this week's on its Youtube live page. We'll be live at 1900 UTC.
Feel free to post any questions that you have for us in this thread. There are some things we won't answer, though:
- The status of bugs
- Any question (or permutation of a question) in our FAQ
We'll see you when we're live!
UBports Community Update 20 | January 6, 2018
Late to post the topic? Me? Never.
It's our first Community Update of 2018! We'll be live on January 6, 2018 at 1900 UTC on our Youtube Channel.
If you have any questions for us, please feel free to ask them here and we'll try to cover them live!
Help write Community Update show notes
I have a great opportunity to get involved for any person (preferably multiple people) who has a bit of writing savvy and watches our Community Updates.
For the past eight months, you've probably noticed that the blog posts following the Community Updates have been mostly written by @NeoTheThird and myself. You've probably also noticed that the latest episodes have had less detailed notes, or none at all. Unfortunately, as our list of work grows, some things are being dropped. In my case, the dropped items are the community update show notes.
I need your help with this. I'm hoping to have one or more people who are willing to help with the following:
- Given our list of talking points and links that we use during the show, create a written piece similar to this
- Format your writing using Markdown (CommonMark spec)
- If possible, prepare a list of timestamps similar to those on Community Update 16
Once finished, I or a member of our Marketing team will post the notes and timestamps for you. We'll be sure to give credit where credit is due, likely at the end of the blog post and Youtube description if that's okay with you.
If you're interested, just reply to this thread and we can get started, possibly with Community Update 20 this Saturday.
RE: Organize and stimulate promotion of UBports Ubuntu Touch
Maybe also a suggestion box in the forum.
For the software? I'm going to say no to that one. Canonical hosted a dedicated website where users could suggest and upvote features several years ago. Where you think this would lead to consensus and good feelings, it actually led to "Ooooh, Canonical isn't listening to us, they haven't implemented (feature with more than 5 upvotes)". This was before any Unity drama, so you can't cite that as the reason.
If nothing else, people can add a "+1" reaction to a bug report or enhancement request on their given project, likely ubuntu-touch. That doesn't guarantee someone will have time to work on it.
Apt-Get Shirt does a donation from each sold T-Shirt. I think 5% of the price.
Since the foundation doesn't exist, we don't qualify for anyone donating to non-profits. Yet.
so basically a Product Owner role from Scrum
This assumes that we have a full-time hand available, they are experienced with Agile, and we have the volume of work that this would be required. Right now, that isn't the case.
This is a meritocracy. The people who do the most work get the most control over the project.
I personally feel that a 3-month, only lightly detailed roadmap sounds more doable than the airy "have a roadmap" that most people have said for the past months. I feel that we could have teams prepare quarterly goals. Even if the development team's map right now is just "make 16.04 happen".
But we have that. It's on GitHub. https://github.com/ubports/ubuntu-touch/milestones
These milestones show what we plan on fixing. They also show that the work that someone wants to do actually gets done. @nfsprodriver wanted an alpha slider for the background dim, so he made it happen.
Milestones get made by the people who will be doing the work to complete them. That's Marius and a handful of others. Would it be more "open" to some if the meetings to make them were broadcast to the world? Yes, but it would also mean that everyone watching would put in their opinion even though they won't be putting in any work to make the milestone better. People who can't fully appreciate or estimate the work can't reliably make a roadmap for the work, and we shouldn't expect them to. Plus, when we tell them "no, we can't make your feature", we get the same situation as above.
That doesn't mean that developers aren't listening, just that there's a certain amount of time that each of them has to dedicate to Ubuntu Touch so some priorities come up and some get dropped.
It also doesn't meant that people outside of the current team will never be able to join. Those that do the most work, and by that token will have the most impact on the project, get to make their own goals to drive the project.
Talking about the other, non-core development teams, though, having more roadmaps might make sense. I'm thinking the documentation team, marketing, design maybe. We'd track these in much the same way on GitHub. Let people know what we want to work on.
If you want to see how we track all this information, there are some process documents in Processes. Commenting directly on how we make these would be helpful so we can improve how we make them in the future.
I guess I don't see what is being called for that we don't already have. I don't disagree that the current processes need improvement. We're always thinking about that, and the processes are always improving. We're also constantly adding new ones, so please propose what you want us to do. However, I can't get behind the idea of bringing in every Agile and project management tactic straight from the book at this scale.