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Ubuntu Desktop Technologies

Ted Gould (Canonical)
Desktop Applications, Ubuntu
Location: D135
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The Ubuntu Desktop is built on an impressive array of core technologies that provide the ability for application designers to avoid reimplementing the same code in each application. These technologies range from widgets (GTK+) and configuration (GConf) through multimedia (GStreamer) and network shares (GVFS). For developers starting development on Ubuntu the list of interfaces can be paralyzing. Avoid that by attending this overview of what is currently available, what will be stable shortly and which libraries are on their way out of the desktop.

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Ted Gould

Canonical

Ted Gould is an Ubuntu Desktop Developer for Canonical. He mainly focuses on usability issues working to make the Ubuntu Desktop the best desktop experience available for your computer. He also develops on the vector graphics program Inkscape. He enjoys great design, serene hikes and a well composed photo.

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