"I spent last week at the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Belgium,
where we kicked off the 10.10 development cycle.
"Due to our time-boxed release cycle, not everything discussed
here will necessarily appear in Ubuntu 10.10, but this should
provide a reasonable overview of the direction we're taking.
"While most of our time at UDS is spent in small group meetings
to discuss specific topics, there are also a handful of
presentations to convey key information and stimulate creative
"A few of the more memorable ones for me were:
* Mark Shuttleworth talked about the desktop, in particular the
introduction of the new Unity shell for Ubuntu Netbook Edition
* Fanny Chevalier presented Diffamation, a tool for visualizing
and navigating the history of a document in a very flexible and
* Rick Spencer talked about the development process for 10.10
and some key changes in it, including a greater focus on meeting
deadlines for freezes (and making fewer exceptions)
* Stefano Zacchiroli, the current Debian project leader, gave an
overview of how Ubuntu and Debian developers are working together
today, and how this could be improved. He has posted a summary on
the debian-project mailing list."