Good news for open-source developers. Canonical, the makers of Ubuntu, have launched a new project called "Quickly" that purports to make the process of developing and deploying Linux much easier, Arstechnica reports. It does this by providing a framework for generating code projects, storing any changes in version control, building packages, and releasing finished software.
The project is built around a template system to help users build applications with Python and Glade. Not surprisingly, the default template -- called ubuntu-project -- is geared towards building applications for Ubuntu, but the Quickly container can support other tools and development technologies. It was designed that other templates are easy to write.
Want to try making a Quickly project yourself? Check out this tutorial.