My impressions about Ubuntu Breezy 5.10 RC1

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Fri Oct 7 15:36:38 CDT 2005

On Fri, Oct 07, 2005 at 09:38:52AM +0200, Frank Niedermann wrote:
> yesterday I've installed Ubuntu Breezy 5.10 RC1 on my Workstation and
> noticed some things that are not that good as they could be. I wrote
> them all down with some screenshots and illustrations on this Wiki page:
> I'm not sure what to do about these topics because not all of them are
> bugs, some are more like ideas for improvement and that's why I'm writing
> this mail to the list.

Thanks for your detailed feedback.  However, the release candidate is
basically a "last call" for bugs: the only changes we will make before the
final release are a) relatively safe fixes for serious bugs, and b) very
obvious and simple fixes for normal bugs.  Many of your issues, while valid,
do not meet these criteria, and so they cannot be considered until after the
5.10 release.  I encourage you to raise them early in the next development
cycle, when we can be more flexible in considering your suggestions.

apt sources: the network sources are enabled by default if a network
connection is detected during installation.  In the next release, we plan to
enable them unconditionally (this requires some changes to the package
management software).

new packages popup: this was a bug which was supposed to have been fixed.
The system should not allow two package management applications to be open
at once.  I disagree with your other point, though; the information is still

others have explained the firefox icon.

keyboard layout window:

font size: curious.  I get a different (and more reasonable) font on my
desktop, but a fresh install seems to use the one you're complaining about.
In both cases, the preference window shows "Monospace 12".

Search in add to panel window: please report to Bugzilla if it isn't already

NTP packages: Likewise

About Ubuntu: the Help icon in the toolbar already exists for that purpose

Image viewer: we need both of them for now.  As these programs evolve,
things may change, but it isn't for us to try to resolve this.

Playing audio files: Likewise an upstream issue

Gnome menus: I think there are relatively few instances where grouping would
help.  The alphabetic ordering is at least consistent in all cases.

Own network (SMB) share: Please report to Bugzilla if it isn't already

Keyboard usage in GNOME windows: best to take this upstream

 - mdz

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