Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Linux Mint 14 “Nadia” released!

Linux Mint 14 “Nadia” released!

Written by Clem on Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 @ 10:27 am | Main Topics
The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 14 “Nadia”.
Linux Mint 14 Nadia
For the first time since Linux Mint 11, the development team was able to capitalize on upstream technology which works and fits its goals. After 6 months of incremental development, Linux Mint 14 features an impressive list of improvements, increased stability and a refined desktop experience. We’re very proud of MATE, Cinnamon, MDM and all the components used in this release, and we’re very excited to show you how they all fit together in Linux Mint 14.
New features at a glance:
For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit: “What’s new in Linux Mint 14“.
Important info:
  • PAE required for 32-bit ISOs
  • Intel drivers, poor performance and high CPU usage
  • Moonlight
  • mint4win
  • Desktop icons in Cinnamon
  • CD images
  • GnomePPP and local repository

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Ubuntu developers plan the road to Ubuntu 13.04

06 November 2012, 11:33

Ubuntu developers plan the road to Ubuntu 13.04

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At the Ubuntu Developer Summit[1] (UDS) that took place in Copenhagen last week, the developer community for Canonical's Linux distribution laid down the goals for the next release of the project, expected in April of next year. This information is now publicly available thanks to the work of Ubuntu community member Alan Bell[2], who extracted the meeting notes from the Etherpad instance used at the summit.
All in all, the developers set themselves 1,023 action items[3], 75 of which are classed[4] as "essential". Notable themes for the upcoming development cycle are changes in the quality assurance and release process of the distribution, the development of an Ubuntu SDK and an effort to streamline the submissions of applications for inclusion in the repositories. Several sessions also dealt with improving Ubuntu as a gaming platform.
After deciding to drop alpha releases[5] and concentrate more on "smoke testing" and automated tools like the UI testing framework AutoPilot, the developers also proposed a new release process[6] that iterates over merging fixes, testing and freezes every two weeks. The developers have also been discussing the creation of an Ubuntu SDK, although the meeting notes on this topic[7] do not mention much detail beyond the scope of the planned development kit. To go hand in hand with this, the review process for the Ubuntu App Developer programme[8] is also being worked on[9] to make it easier for developers to submit their applications for inclusion in the distribution.
With discussions within the upstream GNOME project pointing towards a stop on development for the GNOME Fallback Mode very soon, the Ubuntu developers have decided[10] to plan for this eventuality and become less reliant on upstream code from Fallback Mode. Unity currently uses parts of the panel and several indicators from that code base and the developers plan to ship their own stand-alone versions or migrate to different technologies.
Other notable topics at the UDS included improving the performance of several gaming engines on Ubuntu, including the preparation for a possible switch to the Wayland display server and a push to fix support for NVIDIA's hybrid Optimus graphics cards, a topic that famously raised Linus Torvald's ire[11] earlier in the year. The developers are also working on the Ubuntu TV implementation[12] and are undertaking a complete rewrite[13] of the Quickly development framework.

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