UbuntuOS Podcast with KDE Developer

UbuntuOS have launched their new extended Podcast with an interview of Kubuntu developer Jonathan Riddell discussing the plans for the next release, Kubuntu Edgy. 100MB download, get it directly from Mirror 1, Mirror 2. The interview starts 1 hour 10 minutes in.


Unfortunately this sounds much more like some EVP experiment featuring spirit voices on audio recordings :-/ Therefore it's a real challenge to keep listening more than 5 minutes.

However I'd like to say "Thank You" to Jonathan and all the Kubuntu developers for all the hard work on this fine piece of software.

By kde at Tue, 2006/06/27 - 5:00am

Hey, we were running on a backup recording system since the main one went down 5mins before Riddel was due to meet us online and speek to us, hence mega poor quality.

Thanks to Riddel for taking the time to speak to us, and I can asure next Kubuntu cast (in 2 weeks) will have the problems sorted. :)


By james at Tue, 2006/06/27 - 5:00am

Yeah right!
Why would a backup system have mega poor quality?

By reihal at Thu, 2006/06/29 - 5:00am

because it was not a recording computer, just a laptop. The main one went down so I quickly installed stock packages of the audio apps that we use on their and got on with recording.

We have said sorry for the techincal difficultes we had, they def wont be there next show we do it was a freak occurance.

Calling us liers is very imature.

By james at Thu, 2006/06/29 - 5:00am

A good mastering job may have helped (ignore this comment if you guys have been doing that... :). I haven't listened, so I can't really say, but it would be worth a shot should something like that ever happen again.

By fpoole at Fri, 2006/06/30 - 5:00am

I didn´t call you a liar, you said that,and I can spell "immature".
Thers is no reason at all that a laptop should have "mega poor quality" audio.
It´s all up to the user.

By reihal at Sat, 2006/07/01 - 5:00am

Im on dialup for a week or two yet, and was wondering if anyone felt like summarising the Riddell content into a comment here?

By Robert Guthrie at Wed, 2006/06/28 - 5:00am

Yeah, I'd second this point, too. This new habit to make podcasts out of everything instead of putting the good old transcript only is a bit annoying ;).

Maybe it's only me, but I (as a non-native English speaker) am more comfortable with reading an interview. And, to be sure, it's easier to read an interview at work than to listen to it in the offce :-)))).

By AC at Wed, 2006/06/28 - 5:00am

I am working on a transcript and will post a link to it on the ubuntuos.com homepage. Im not sure of when this will be avaliable.

By Joshua Henderson at Wed, 2006/06/28 - 5:00am

I wonder if this is an Ubuntu project: http://beatnik.infogami.com/Gimmie

Imho it's very cool, and incorporates quite a few of the ideas which have been floating around for KDE 4. OK, its for Gnome, but again - it looks cool, and it already seems quite usable. Why don't we try to convince this guy to work on KDE 4 instead of waste his time on Gnome (it's not very likely the Gnomes will accept his work, it's not paid for by Sun, Novell or Red Hat so they can push it, and I've read a lot of negative reactions already... It doesn't look like the gnomes are looking for innovation.)?

By superstoned at Wed, 2006/06/28 - 5:00am

Sorry, I didn't really "get" this concept, let alone what's happening in those videos. Of course I get what he intends to tackle, but I fear that needs a different approach. Apart from that those colorized items look really strange.

By kde at Wed, 2006/06/28 - 5:00am

get rid of a all-in-one manager, but make a few: contacts/persons, documents and applications. each with a similair-looking, easy, searchbased interface.
and second, the grouping on the taskbar. these two ideas are what he is implementing, and they are great. much easier to find stuff, and its all looking consistend and easy.

Ok, maybe this can be done even better, but i think the times of the filemanager are over. contacts can't be managed with konqi, and if they could - it would suck. let each app do what it does best - amarok for music (atm, i mostly use konqi to get files into the music folder... silly, sure!), digikam for foto's, and a document manager for documents, maybe a moviemanager too. and a filemanager for everything which doesn't fall in these categories.

By superstoned at Wed, 2006/06/28 - 5:00am