There are many applications for Ubuntu, well, thousands really. Still, there are some applications that still do not make an appearance in the repositories, or hardly anywhere else for that matter. So, it is today that I will begin work on a new project called “OpenAdvance.” This program is an advancement tracker for Boy Scout troops. Very often, software programs cost money, and at times even come with a yearly fee (SAAS). So, to help fill this gap both in the scouting arena and the Ubuntu/Linux repositories, I am going to begin work on development of this application. While the exact framework for the GUI has yet to be determined, I will be using Python for the code development. This program will be a learning experience for me, as I am by no means an “expert” at application programming. This application will give me a chance to hone my skills and bring some useful software to the Linux community. More information on this will come soon!