Now be warned, if you try this, remember that it’s not a supported piece of software, bugs aren’t likely to be fixed (unless you fix them of course) the code is available and it should work on Lucid. It won’t be ported to any other versions (at least by me) but it should be easy to recompile everything for other versions anyway.
I will answer questions here or by email. Your thoughts?
Hey everyone, I’ve released version 1.0.6 of ground control into my PPA, this is a fairly stable Beta which I hope everyone will give a good testing.
For new users: Ground control is a project that hopes to bring the collaboration of launchpad and bazaar branches to every day users abilities. It does away with the need for a command line and has removed a lot of the complex distractions leaving a simplified workflow for users to follow. It uses all the existing libraries and practices of the community, so if you need to move back to the command line you can continue were you left off.
It’s also flexible enough to allow you to manage your existing bazaar checkouts via nautilus. If your want to.
To show you what it can do I have done a video (you have to click into my blog article to see it):
What I need now is more testing and perhaps a design review to make it easier to use. Let me know your ideas, thoughts and if you think this will be useful for getting course writers into the Ubuntu Learning project, comment below and bug reports here.
If you do have a problem and it crashes at some point, do create an empty file in your home directory called groundcontrol.log this will quickly fill up with a useful log of what’s going on and you can attach it to the bug report.
Update: I’ve made sure it’s available for both Karmic and Lucid releases.
I was doing a bit of a search for internet connection sharing this evening, you know like you do. And what I found was a bit of a mish-mash.
Plenty of people on the forums are currently or have in the past advised a method which is highly complex and involves a great deal of custom configuration. Take this thread: Howto Share internet connection in the Tutorials and Tips section of the forum. You get to this when you do a search for “Internet connection sharing ubuntu” and this forum post is from 2005.
To correct some of this misinformation, I’m posting here this evening a quick video guide for how you deal with sharing from one ethernet port to another. I’ve asked my good friend David Edwards to record his first video, he uses WindowsXP for all of his own work and doesn’t use Ubuntu normally.
So to share any internet connection method to your ethernet:
Connect to your internet connection via WiFi, Ethernet or GSM as you usually do.
Right click on the network manager icon
Select “Edit Connections…”
Go to your “Wired” connection tab.
Click the “Add” button
Enter the connection name “Shared Internet”
Select the IPv4 tab
Under Method, select “Shared with other computers”
Click on the network manager again, this time with the left button
For the target ethernet port, select the new “Shared Internet”.
Now plug in your computer via ethernet.
If you want to share your internet connection via wifi, then you need to use the “Create new wireless network…” to make a wireless network that other computers will be able to connect to. This automatically shares your internet connection.
Hey Ubuntu Land, some of you guys who are not developers but would still like to be able to edit various none coding parts of projects might be interested in this.
I’m developing it for the Ubuntu Learning project, since we’re going to need normal folks to be able to get involved, and the best way to do that is to increase the usability of the tools we use. My main focus here is not on replicating the functionality of bzr or launchpad at any fundamental level, it’s about producing functionality which follows a prescribed workflow. those who need a different workflow will obviously use the command line tools, but for all other people, this kind of integration will be used (hell it was even useful to me).