Jono Bacon, Ubuntu Community Manager, announced the release of Ubuntu Accomplishments application that would award users for accomplishing activities that would potentially forward the Ubuntu movement.

Accomplishments range from the basic tasks of registering with Launchpad, signing the Ubuntu code of conduct to more prestigious triumphs like becoming a community council member or an Ubuntu core developer.

A lot of work has gone into this project. The Ubuntu community is alive and well and continues the momentum of innovation other Linux distributions rarely see. The first release of this application showcases some of the intended features and expected to have lot of other features in future releases . The application is worth installing and "checking" off items you have accomplished and it will give you goals to work for as well.

Installing Accomplishments

You can only install this on the new recently released version of Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin. You can install this application through PPA

  • $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-accomplishments/releases
  • $ sudo apt-get update
  • $ sudo apt-get install accomplishments-daemon accomplishments-viewer ubuntu-community-accomplishments

If you already have a Launchpad account, click that trophy and type in your Launchpad email. This clever app will extrapolate your data from your account and award you trophies accordingly.