Ubuntu-devel-discuss Digest, Vol 35, Issue 54

George Farris farrisg at cc.mala.bc.ca
Mon Oct 26 20:45:30 UTC 2009

On Mon, 2009-10-26 at 14:16 -0500, solaris manzur wrote:
>           1. Re: cancel the 9.10 release... it is not ready (Markus
>         Hitter)
> I agree we should cancel it and deliver 9.12 in a week or so.. it is
> better because it is the time and we still have bugs in kernel, when
> changing icon set they are not well applied, ISO files are not well
> mounted, some icons are lost from "main menu" which is actually a bug
> since canonical just wanted to take icons off context menus and many
> many more...

I also agree.  There are some major high level functions such as ISO
files that really need to be working well.  

For example I can't burn two copies of an ISO in a row, it doesn't

Totem doesn't always play a custom DVD, whereas VLC and Mplayer work
fine, maybe because there is no menu on it, not sure.  

Services has gone from System->Administration which after being there
for a few years is not good at best.  

Icons in Apps and Places but not System.  

Empathy not being able to accept a connection until one turns off

IMHO poor colours in GDM.  

Evolution displays a red circle with a slash through it for delete.  The
rest of the world knows a trash can icon.

All in all it just looks a little unpolished at the moment and the press
will probably pick up on it.

Now having said all this I want to give my heart felt thanks and
recognition to all the people that have worked hard to get Karmic to
where it is today.  It really is awesome, just needs to be left in the
oven a little while longer.


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