Ubuntu Developer Edition

Registered by Brad Whittington on 2006-04-23

At present it is easy to develop open source applications, but it is not as easy as it could be. What ubuntu needs is a ubuntu-developer meta package/cd/dvd packaged distro that contains source packages for the applications installed in a vanilla ubuntu install, as well as appropriate development IDEs (eclipse? MonoDevelop) and relevant tools: build-essential, debhelper, mcs etc. Relevant docs easily accessible from the menu or local apache vhost, or help system or something (e.g. dive into python, etc.). Perhaps some optimisations to make reporting more specific bugs (and patches) back to the relevant packages (i.e. packages compiled with gdb tracing). Ideally you might want to be able to install a "development" user which has things like launchpad as the homepage in firefox. This distribution could be tied nicely to the developer/ubuntu certification programme as it expands? If nothing else it makes room for people in hard hats and flannel t-shirts, with tool belts to be arranged in an ubuntu circle. And room for another colour in the human theme.

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