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I will be on this year’s Linux Application Summit on April 29 and 30 in Rovereto, Italy, near the Lake Garda!

Update: YouTube links for all the announced presentations!

Recordings of the full event on YouTube (only Auditorium, not BoFs): Friday, Saturday

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish) Release Parties

Last week, Ubuntu 22.04 LTS was released, and therefore we have organized release parties on the LAS 2022.

There will be a virtual release party for everyone who is not able to come to this great event in person. It will be a special edition of the Ubuntu Office Hours produced live in the Auditorium on Fri, April 29 at 14:05 - 14:50 CEST. Recording on YouTube

And for everyone who will actually be in Rovereto this weekend we will have a release party in-person, with the 5 of us from Canonical and everyone who is on the LAS 2022! It will take place on Sat, April 30 at 19:00 - 21:30 CEST at the venue of the conference, right before the final party with the DJ.

OpenPrinting Talk about the New Architecture

There I will give a talk about the New Architecture of printing and scanning and what is important for developers of desktop applications.

I will give a summary of the changes and tell what needs to be changed in the desktop world, the new printer setup tool, print dialog requirements and CPDB, snaboxed/distribution-independent packaging, like Snap, Flatpak, …

This should help application and GUI/desktop developers to get print and scan functionality of their software just work.

The talk will take place on Sat, April 30 at 15:35 - 16:15 CEST in the Auditorium. Recording on YouTube

Getting Good: Gaming on Linux

And for the gamers under you, Heather Ellsworth of the Ubuntu Desktop Team will give a talk:

Join Canonical as we explore ways to level up the Ubuntu gaming experience. Building on the great work of WINE, Proton, and the Steam stack, we look at ways to build on that success by tackling the fundamental issues of drivers and dependencies in a non-rolling release. Does it really take a computer science degree to get a good gaming setup on Linux?

We say no, find out why.

Heather loves tinkering with hardware, software, and games. On a recent Canonical meeting she brought along an nice Raspberry Pi emulating several of the good old gaming consoles and we in the Desktop Team loved playing these old games.

The talk will take place on Fri, April 29 at 16:25 - 17:05 CEST in the Auditorium. Recording on YouTube

Snapcraft Secrets: The hidden power of desktop extensions

If you are a Snapper or if you want to provide resources to make the Snapper’s lifes easier, Igor Ljubuncic from Canonical will introduce you into the secrets of the Snapcraft desktop extensions with his talk:

There are two ways one can develop snaps: the hard way or the elegant way. Packaging applications as snaps isn’t always easy, especially when it comes to graphical desktop applications. Developers need to figure out a fair deal of components and settings for their software to function perfectly. Runtime libraries, environment variables, icons, themes, desktop integration… the list goes on. What if there was a way to have these automagically happen?

Well, there is! Snapcraft Extensions are a powerful, flexible set of tweaks and options designed specifically to make life easier for snap developers. In this session, we will talk about what the extensions can do, how they work behind the scenes, and the different ways they can contribute to faster, more streamlined, and more consistent snaps.

The talk will take place on Fri, April 29 at 15:30 - 16:10 CEST in the Auditorium. Recording on YouTube

Canonical Booth

There will also be a Canonical booth with a Canonical gang of 5 people (including me). The orange polo shirts are already on the way to me.

Canonical Announcement

And on Fri, April 29, at the end of the lightning talk session an old, gray-bearded, long-time Canonical employee (nearly from the beginning on) will do an important announcement! Recording on YouTube


Thanks, Heather Ellsworth, for participating in the organization of the event and making me aware of it!

Thanks, Britt Yazel for MC-ing (Master of the Ceremony) the sessions in the Auditorium!

Thanks, Heather Ellsworth, Monica Ayhens-Madon, Britt Yazel, Aniss, Kristi Progri, Dani, Caroline Henriksen for the great collaboration on the organization of the Ubuntu release parties.

Thanks, Igor Ljubuncic for providing to me with the YouTube links, and especially with the time marks for each of our presentations!