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To comply with our Mission Statement, the Desktop Team tasks are mainly to maintain and develop our [[DesktopTeam/Components|Desktop Packages]]. 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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The first and most important task of the Desktop Team is maintaining our Desktop Packages. The first and most important task of the Desktop Team is maintaining our desktop packages.
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 * keeping up to date with the latest releases
 * triaging and fixing bugs on [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu|Launchpad]]
 * finding shiny new components we should have
 * stress-testing our favourite desktop environment
 * discussing and fixing issues
 * bringing some good hackers into the team who know how the different parts of the desktop work and integrate and are able to answer to desktop specific questions
 * creating a technical pool of experts about specific desktop elements
 * 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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The second task is developing the desktop to improve the user experience, both by improving the usability of our existing desktop and developing innovating new interface concepts. 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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 * identifying key user [[DesktopTeam/Experiences|experiences ]] that define the desktop
 * designing user cases for these experiences
 * write new project [[DesktopTeam/Specs|specifications]] to improve them
 * 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 === == Contributing ==
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 * Does this sound cool? Check out how to [[DesktopTeam/GettingStarted|get started]]!
 * Our automatically generated todo list: * http://people.canonical.com/~platform/desktop/versions.html
 * Work items from our blueprints: * http://people.canonical.com/~platform/workitems/natty/canonical-desktop-team.html
 * Triage [[http://tinyurl.com/5mflk3|Desktop opportunities on Harvest]]
 * Collect visions and ideas: [[DesktopTeam/Visions]]
 * Identify usability issues: [[DesktopTeam/UsabilityWishlist]]
 * Attend our weekly meeting: [[DesktopTeam/Meeting]]
 * Read our monthly reports: [[DesktopTeam/ReportingPage]]
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 ==  * Collect [[DesktopTeam/Visions|visions and ideas]]
 * Identify [[DesktopTeam/UsabilityWishlist|usability issues]]
 * Attend our [[DesktopTeam/Meeting|weekly IRC meeting]]
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 * Our Mailing list: http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-desktop
 * We live here: `#ubuntu-desktop` on irc.freenode.net
 * This [[GNOMEExperts|page]] contains links to upstream mailing lists and/or irc channels for questions relative to specific Desktop modules
 * Ubuntu-X pages: [[X]]
 * [[https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-desktop|ubuntu-desktop]] [[/Developers|team policy for uploading and committing]]
If you find yourself doing a lot of desktop work, consider [[DesktopTeam/Developers|joining the team]]!
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=== Sub-pages === == Communication ==
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<<Navigation(children,1)>>  * 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

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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