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== Purpose & Vision == == Mission ==
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Since these are the important goals for Ubuntu:
 * user-friendliness
 * out-of-the-box workabilty
 * bling factor
 * and many more surprising things
we figured that it would be the best thing to invite developers and enthusiasts to help us shape and fix up our favourite Desktop environment, especially short before the release. We, the DesktopTeam will be the guys that are the first contact for new users, we will create, beautify and organise the most-visible parts of Ubuntu. Please don't hesitate to join us, every bit of help is appreciated.
The Ubuntu Desktop Team [[DesktopTeam/Mission|Mission Statement]] is to produce a desktop environment that is:
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If you always had a strong liking for GNOME, for how desktop things are done or you are in touch with the GNOME world, we desperately need you. Please don't hesitate to join us, every bit of help is appreciated.  * stable,
 * usable,
 * accessible,
 * attractive,
 * consistent,
 * discoverable, and
 * immediately useful.
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We will be a regular Ubuntu team with meetings, with a mailing list, with bugs (oh yes, ...), an opinion how to do things and thrilling ideas how to let the Ubuntu Desktop evolve. To comply with our Mission Statement, the Desktop Team tasks are mainly to maintain and develop our [[DesktopTeam/Components|desktop packages]].
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== Goals == == Maintenance ==
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Our list of goals include:
 * we will triage and fix bugs on https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu
 * we will list new shiny desktop stuff we should have
 * stress-test our favourite desktop environment
 * discuss and fix issues and bring some good hackers in, knowing how different parts of the desktop work and able to reply to some specific questions
 * create a technical place/list with people having good knowledge about specific desktop parts
The first and most important task of the Desktop Team is maintaining our desktop packages.
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== Get Started == We do this by:
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Does this sound cool to you? ["DesktopTeam/GettingStarted"] is just for you.  * Keeping up to date with the [[http://people.canonical.com/~platform/desktop/versions.html|latest releases]] from our upstreams
 * Triaging and fixing reported [[DesktopTeam/Bugs|bugs]]
 * [[Testing]] the desktop
 * Deciding which packages should compose the desktop
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== Development ==
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== Links == The second task is new development to improve the user experience, both by improving the usability of our existing desktop and developing innovative new interface concepts.
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=== Our Organisation === We do this by:
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 * Our Mailing list: http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-desktop
 * We live here: `#ubuntu-desktop` on irc.freenode.net
 * We'll collect visions and ideas on ["DesktopTeam/Visions"]
 * Our short-term todo list: ["DesktopTeam/TODO"]
 * Our news are in UDN: ["DesktopTeam/UDN"]
 * Identifying key user [[DesktopTeam/Experiences|experiences]] that define the desktop
 * Designing user cases for these experiences
 * Writing new project [[DesktopTeam/Specs|specifications]] to improve them
 * Developing some applications ourselves to fit the needs of the desktop
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== Contributing ==
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=== Bug Squashing ===
 * Bug squashing: ["DesktopTeam/Bugs"], ["DesktopTeam/BugState"]
 * Bugs we are a contact for: https://bugs.launchpad.net/~desktop-bugs/+packagebugs
  * https://launchpad.net/ubuntu
   * Our bugs have the assignee `desktop-bugs`
   * sign up to the bug list: http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/desktop-bugs (high traffic)
   * Launchpad team site: https://launchpad.net/people/desktop-bugs
  * Upstream bugtrackers:
   * http://bugs.gnome.org
    * http://live.gnome.org/Bugsquad/TriageGuide/ProductSpecificGuidelines is a most interesting read
   * http://bugs.debian.org
   * http://bugs.freedesktop.org
Does this sound fun? We have many suggestions on how to [[DesktopTeam/GettingStarted|get started]], but here are a few important ones:
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=== Links ===
 * [:GNOMEExperts] will contain links to uptstream mailing lists, irc channels if you have specific questions to specific Desktop modules
  * maybe we should agree on adding a tag so we know, where we are responsible
 * Misc
  * UsabilityWishlist
 * Collect [[DesktopTeam/Visions|visions and ideas]]
 * Identify [[DesktopTeam/UsabilityWishlist|usability issues]]
 * Attend our [[DesktopTeam/Meeting|weekly IRC meeting]]
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== Weekly TODO == If you find yourself doing a lot of desktop work, consider [[DesktopTeam/Developers|joining the team]]!
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[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/WeeklyTODO?action=edit edit weekly TODO]
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[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/WeeklyTODO?action=edit edit weekly TODO]
== Communication ==
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 * Join our [[http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-desktop|mailing list]] (medium traffic)
 * Join us on IRC in `#ubuntu-desktop` on FreeNode
 * Discuss ideas and problems, answer calls for testing and read the team's [[https://discourse.ubuntu.com/c/desktop/team-updates|weekly reports]] on [[https://discourse.ubuntu.com/c/desktop|the Ubuntu discourse instance]]
 * This [[GNOMEExperts|page]] contains links to upstream mailing lists and/or irc channels for questions relative to specific desktop modules
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[:CategoryDesktopTeam][[BR]] [[CategoryDesktopTeam]]<<BR>>

Mission

The Ubuntu Desktop Team Mission Statement is to produce a desktop environment that is:

  • stable,
  • usable,
  • accessible,
  • attractive,
  • consistent,
  • discoverable, and
  • immediately useful.

To comply with our Mission Statement, the Desktop Team tasks are mainly to maintain and develop our desktop packages.

Maintenance

The first and most important task of the Desktop Team is maintaining our desktop packages.

We do this by:

  • Keeping up to date with the latest releases from our upstreams

  • Triaging and fixing reported bugs

  • Testing the desktop

  • Deciding which packages should compose the desktop

Development

The second task is new development to improve the user experience, both by improving the usability of our existing desktop and developing innovative new interface concepts.

We do this by:

  • Identifying key user experiences that define the desktop

  • Designing user cases for these experiences
  • Writing new project specifications to improve them

  • Developing some applications ourselves to fit the needs of the desktop

Contributing

Does this sound fun? We have many suggestions on how to get started, but here are a few important ones:

If you find yourself doing a lot of desktop work, consider joining the team!

Communication


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