The Ubuntu DesktopTeam/Mission is to produce a desktop environment that is:
- discoverable, and
- immediately useful.
To comply with our Mission Statement, the Desktop Team tasks are mainly to maintain and develop our Desktop/Packages.
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
triaging and fixing bugs on 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
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.
We do this by:
identifying key user experiences that define the desktop: DesktopTeam/Experiences
- designing user cases for these experiences
write new project specifications to improve them: DesktopTeam/Specs
Does this sound cool? DesktopTeam/GettingStarted
Our short-term todo list: DesktopTeam/TODO
Our weekly todo list: DesktopTeam/WeeklyTODO
Collect visions and ideas: DesktopTeam/Visions
Identify usability issues: DesktopTeam/UsabilityWishlist
Attend our weekly meeting: DesktopTeam/DevelopmentMeeting
Our Mailing list: http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-desktop
We live here: #ubuntu-desktop on irc.freenode.net
GNOMEExperts will contain links to upstream mailing lists or irc channels if you have specific questions to specific Desktop modules