Paper Cut Bugs Coming Back For Ubuntu 10.10
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 22 June 2010 at 01:00 PM EDT. 5 Comments
Last year a project came about within the Ubuntu community of addressing paper cuts, or small usability bugs that often are trivial but normally are ignored by developers. With Ubuntu 9.10 they targeted 100 paper cuts ranging from notifications being too small to the spell checker not recognizing the "Ubuntu" term. The idea of addressing 100 paper cuts again came up for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and to date the Ubuntu developers have addressed 178 "paper cuts" in total. The Canonical Design blog has announced that again there will be the paper cuts project for Ubuntu 10.10 (a.k.a. The Maverick Meerkat).

The goal for Ubuntu 10.10 is again to target 100 paper cuts or bugs "that will improve user experience if fixed, is small enough for users to become habituated to it, and is trivial to fix." In particular, Maverick paper cuts will largely be targeting GNOME's Nautilus file manager with the work it's been receiving for GNOME 3.0, the integration of Shotwell and it replacing F-Spot as the photo manager, and further improving the Ubuntu Software Center.

Details on the paper cut bug fixing for Ubuntu 10.10 can be found in this blog post.
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