Sign saying closed for winter used in relation to our final freeze before release
Photo by Ralph courtesy of Flickr

Normally we spend a lot of time thinking about how to work on things in a an open way. This week the big news was all about closure as the final freeze on the desktop for 10.10 is now upon us. This means that we enter a period of bug fixing and the focus of design work shifts more towards 11.04 as we start to prepare for UDS in October.

As this week was the freeze a lot of time has been spent on the desktop filing bugs, submitting content and making sure that the next few weeks are just about refinement.

In support of this Robbie has posted the following video. I await the final edit with glee.

Perfection is coming

Those of you running Maverick already will have noticed the new wallpaper has made it into the release.
Maverick final wallpaper
We’re really pleased with the outcome. Otto will doubtless read your comments, we were hoping for some words from him but sadly he’s not well so get well soon chap!

We’ve also been working on the t-shirts for 10.10 to be handed out at UDS – but more on these and an exciting shirt related project soon. In the meantime you’ll have to cope with this teaser ;)
What's that!? Mystery image

And finally, I’m away next week* so there will be a bumper double edition of this week in design when I’m back!

Have a great weekend!


*since you asked I’m riding my new motorbike to Scotland :)