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Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre
Last month, I blogged about urfkill, and what it's meant to be used for.

The truth is, flight mode and proper killswitch (read: disabling radios on devices) handling is something that needs to happen on any device that deems itself "mobile". As such, it's one thing we need to look into for Ubuntu Touch.

I spent the last month or so working on improving urfkill. I've implemented better logging, a way to get debugging logs, flight mode (with patches from my friend Tony Espy), persistence, ...

At this point, urfkill seems to be in the proper state to make it, with the latest changes from the upstream git repository, into the distro. There is no formal release yet, but this is likely to happen very soon. So, I uploaded a git snapshot from the urfkill upstream repository into Trusty. It's now time to ask people to try it out, see how well it works on their systems, and just generally get to know how solid it is, and whether it's time to enable it on the desktop.

In time, it would be nice to replace the current implementation we have of killswitch persistence (saving and restoring the state of the "soft" killswitches) currently in two upstart jobs — rfkill-store and rfkill-restore — with urfkill as a first step, for the 14.04 release (and to handle flight mode on Touch, of course). In the end, my goal would be to achieve convergence on this particular aspect of the operating system sooner than later, since it's a relatively small part of the overall communications/networking picture.

So I call on everyone running Trusty to try to install the urfkill package, and file bugs or otherwise get me feedback on the software. :)
Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre
Last month, I blogged about urfkill, and what it's meant to be used for.

The truth is, flight mode and proper killswitch (read: disabling radios on devices) handling is something that needs to happen on any device that deems itself "mobile". As such, it's one thing we need to look into for Ubuntu Touch.

I spent the last month or so working on improving urfkill. I've implemented better logging, a way to get debugging logs, flight mode (with patches from my friend Tony Espy), persistence, ...

At this point, urfkill seems to be in the proper state to make it, with the latest changes from the upstream git repository, into the distro. There is no formal release yet, but this is likely to happen very soon. So, I uploaded a git snapshot from the urfkill upstream repository into Trusty. It's now time to ask people to try it out, see how well it works on their systems, and just generally get to know how solid it is, and whether it's time to enable it on the desktop.

In time, it would be nice to replace the current implementation we have of killswitch persistence (saving and restoring the state of the "soft" killswitches) currently in two upstart jobs — rfkill-store and rfkill-restore — with urfkill as a first step, for the 14.04 release (and to handle flight mode on Touch, of course). In the end, my goal would be to achieve convergence on this particular aspect of the operating system sooner than later, since it's a relatively small part of the overall communications/networking picture.

So I call on everyone running Trusty to try to install the urfkill package, and file bugs or otherwise get me feedback on the software. :)
matt
We're doing it again!

Here in Montreal we're just about ready to start jamming this weekend. Rooms have been confirmed, and we already have a fair amount of interest from what I can see in the LoCo directory event listing! We're also happy to have been sharing ideas and plans with txwikinger who's been organizing the Global Jam event in the Waterloo/Kitchener area in Ontario.

Do you want to help make Ubuntu better?
Do you look forward to meeting some of the people who do testing, triaging and bug fixing on Ubuntu in Montreal, and maybe ask them to look at your own little pet-peeve bugs?

Then come join us at the SupInfo Montréal offices this Saturday, starting from 9am! All you need to bring is a computer and willingness to participate. :)


SupInfo Montréal

752 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest

Montreal

Canada

http://www.supinfo.com/en/News0eaaf665-d9bf-4563-befb-ac97f8b035c2.aspx


If you choose to pass by, please let us know by registering for the event on the LoCo Directory... just so we know roughly how many people to expect.

You can get all of the information about our event on the QuebecTeam wiki: QuebecTeam/GlobalJam.

As a side note, we should have a local archive mirror, and copies of maverick and lucid ISO images. I've spent the past weeks preparing it on a portable USB hard drive, after getting some help in starting from Dustin Kirkland. Thanks Dustin!
Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre
We're doing it again!

Here in Montreal we're just about ready to start jamming this weekend. Rooms have been confirmed, and we already have a fair amount of interest from what I can see in the LoCo directory event listing! We're also happy to have been sharing ideas and plans with txwikinger who's been organizing the Global Jam event in the Waterloo/Kitchener area in Ontario.

Do you want to help make Ubuntu better?
Do you look forward to meeting some of the people who do testing, triaging and bug fixing on Ubuntu in Montreal, and maybe ask them to look at your own little pet-peeve bugs?

Then come join us at the SupInfo Montréal offices this Saturday, starting from 9am! All you need to bring is a computer and willingness to participate. :)


SupInfo Montréal

752 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest

Montreal

Canada

http://www.supinfo.com/en/News0eaaf665-d9bf-4563-befb-ac97f8b035c2.aspx


If you choose to pass by, please let us know by registering for the event on the LoCo Directory... just so we know roughly how many people to expect.

You can get all of the information about our event on the QuebecTeam wiki: QuebecTeam/GlobalJam.

As a side note, we should have a local archive mirror, and copies of maverick and lucid ISO images. I've spent the past weeks preparing it on a portable USB hard drive, after getting some help in starting from Dustin Kirkland. Thanks Dustin!
matt
We're doing it again!

Here in Montreal we're just about ready to start jamming this weekend. Rooms have been confirmed, and we already have a fair amount of interest from what I can see in the LoCo directory event listing! We're also happy to have been sharing ideas and plans with txwikinger who's been organizing the Global Jam event in the Waterloo/Kitchener area in Ontario.

Do you want to help make Ubuntu better?
Do you look forward to meeting some of the people who do testing, triaging and bug fixing on Ubuntu in Montreal, and maybe ask them to look at your own little pet-peeve bugs?

Then come join us at the SupInfo Montréal offices this Saturday, starting from 9am! All you need to bring is a computer and willingness to participate. :)


SupInfo Montréal

752 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest

Montreal

Canada

http://www.supinfo.com/en/News0eaaf665-d9bf-4563-befb-ac97f8b035c2.aspx


If you choose to pass by, please let us know by registering for the event on the LoCo Directory... just so we know roughly how many people to expect.

You can get all of the information about our event on the QuebecTeam wiki: QuebecTeam/GlobalJam.

As a side note, we should have a local archive mirror, and copies of maverick and lucid ISO images. I've spent the past weeks preparing it on a portable USB hard drive, after getting some help in starting from Dustin Kirkland. Thanks Dustin!