Backend utilizes the U1 service for storage of photos, with both web and desktop application frontends. F-spot can be modified to automatically sync photos and photo metadata to the cloud using ubuntuone. This gives the user a simple to use interface with the common tasks involved with managing your photo library with the added convience of online storage of your library. When you download your photos from the camera, they automatically sync to the cloud.

Social integration could be very cool as well, when you want to share photos just tag them appropriately and they are shared via a web gallery as well as available to other f-spot users. You could also select your friends from inside of f-spot and browse their photos without using a browser. Including comments from friends on your photos, with perhaps even indicator applet integration.

This is a mockup of f-spot with a selector for viewing your friends photos.


Release Note

This section should include a paragraph describing the end-user impact of this change. It is meant to be included in the release notes of the first release in which it is implemented. (Not all of these will actually be included in the release notes, at the release manager's discretion; but writing them is a useful exercise.)

It is mandatory.


This should cover the _why_: why is this change being proposed, what justifies it, where we see this justified.

User stories



You can have subsections that better describe specific parts of the issue.


This section should describe a plan of action (the "how") to implement the changes discussed. Could include subsections like:

UI Changes

Should cover changes required to the UI, or specific UI that is required to implement this

Code Changes

Code changes should include an overview of what needs to change, and in some cases even the specific details.



  • data migration, if any
  • redirects from old URLs to new ones, if any
  • how users will be pointed to the new way of doing things, if necessary.

Test/Demo Plan

It's important that we are able to test new features, and demonstrate them to users. Use this section to describe a short plan that anybody can follow that demonstrates the feature is working. This can then be used during testing, and to show off after release. Please add an entry to http://testcases.qa.ubuntu.com/Coverage/NewFeatures for tracking test coverage.

This need not be added or completed until the specification is nearing beta.

Unresolved issues

This should highlight any issues that should be addressed in further specifications, and not problems with the specification itself; since any specification with problems cannot be approved.

BoF agenda and discussion

Use this section to take notes during the BoF; if you keep it in the approved spec, use it for summarising what was discussed and note any options that were rejected.


DesktopTeam/Specs/Karmic/UbuntuOnePhoto (last edited 2009-05-24 22:34:14 by ken-vandine)