ZA Jammed Like Champions

Awhile ago I posted that Ubuntu-za and clug was planning a Jam. Well on Sunday it actually happened and +- 20 people showed up. I consider that to be pretty awesome.


  • Tumbleweed explained basic bug reporting, Debian packaging, translations and gave us a quick demo on building Hello.
  • Almost every one upgraded/reinstalled to Lucid some people even did both
  • Some one made a 3D render animation of Tux (I really need to find out what his name was and if we can get hold of it)
  • Mythbuntu crept into peoples boot screens. See LP bug A fix has since been released
  • Michiel started translating things into Afrikaans
  • I started using xmonad
  • Coke was drunk
  • Pizza’s were eaten (Thanks Clug)
  • Coffee was made (thanks tumbleweed+maia)
  • Milk was spilt
  • And nothing blew up

Some Pics

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Monday, March 29th, 2010 Ubuntu Comments Off on ZA Jammed Like Champions

Ubuntu-za Is Jamming

So I guess it is about time I finally blog about it. Ubuntu-za in conjunction with Clug will be hosting a Jam. I just want to thank Stefano and Maia for all their hard work in setting it up and being so proactive.

Maia long with a few other people from -za have wiped up a pretty cool post for the even if I do say so my self.


You can find the source for both the English and Afrikaans versions on Spread Ubuntu.

As you can see from the post the event will be at the Shuttleworth Labs at UCT directions between 10am – 5pm on Sunday the 28th March 2010. If you can’t make it for the full time don’t worry just pop in at any point. We will have the full LEG mirror so even if you wont have to worry about downloading all those big packages or worrying about downloading large ISO’s just for testing.

Reasons to come

  • Having fun learning from others.
  • Get help installing Ubuntu
  • Trying out the development release. Don’t worry you don’t need to be a developer or even an experienced Ubuntu user.
  • Translations
  • Want to save bandwith and come copy the repos
  • Learn how to report bugs so that they might actually get fixed!
  • Learn packaging
  • Watch some cool pre-release demos from Lucid

In preparation  for this event I went and upgraded my laptop to Lucid. I don’t really know how long it took because I did the very trusting thing and went to sleep after entering Y.


I did wake up with a nice shiny blue screen asking me if I wanted to overwrite my grub menu selected keep original and about 5minutes later I had a nice shinny purple lucid looking screen. Woohoo.

I also then reporting my first Lucid theme bug. Before I have every one goes on about oh noes not another move buttons to the right bug report this one is slightly different. It actually requests if the buttons are by default on the left can we make the theme previews or at least the default theme on the left too.

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Friday, March 19th, 2010 Ubuntu 1 Comment