Ubuntustudio Natty GlobalJam tests

Scott Lavender scottalavender at gmail.com
Tue Apr 5 17:30:45 UTC 2011

On Sun, Apr 3, 2011 at 4:32 PM, Ronan Jouchet <ronan at jouchet.fr> wrote:

> Hi Ubuntustudio-devel, hi Alessio,
> I've been doing some tests with today's Studio iso, here are my findings:
> 1. *Installing from usb failed*: after pressing Enter to install I just
> have a black screen. I may have borked the setup of my usb source key
> (though it usually works with usb-creator-gtk) and will try again. As a
> result I just installed Ubuntu vanilla, and installed ubuntustudio-desktop
> and ubuntustudio-audio* and added my user to the audio group. Went fine.
> 2. *Network-manager works fine* (except the fact that the icon is shown
> incorrectly when used in the classic Notification area, but it's known and
> Mathieu Trudel says it's being fixed)
> 3. *JACK starts great* then, and *latencies are as usual* with -generic
> 4. *Installing abogani's lowlatency failed* because of missing headers :-/
> ; here is what I have:
> *    sudo apt-get install linux-lowlatency linux-headers-lowlatency
> linux-headers-2.6.38-8-lowlatency
>     The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>     linux-headers-2.6.38-8-lowlatency : Depends: linux-headers-2.6.38-8 but
> it is not installable*
>   Alessio, could you update your ppa?
> 5. The *desktop feels weird*: previously Studio stuck with gnome2,
> traditional applets and all, and it was ok. Here we have a Natty that looks
> like a mix of new indicator/ubuntu elements and old gnome2 stuff. I don't
> know, it's kinda Frankenstein-ish, doesn't feel coherent and doesn't give
> you the best of both worlds, quite the contrary. Maybe UI reconsiderations
> should be planned for Oneiric? Staying to full classic GNOME (without global
> menu, without indicator applets), or Unity 2D if it is in an acceptable
> state.
> Good day,
> -- Ronan
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Hi Ronan!

Thanks for testing and reporting your findings :)

I'd like to add a few comments and a question.

1. I question that stable, consistent installation from USB is currently
possible.  I have heard that some have accomplished it, but I really am not
certain it can be done consistently.  Holstein has done some looking into
this as well.  Perhaps he more information.

But I can say that while this is not a priority for the Ubuntu Studio team I
would like to see us move in this direction though.

2. I am very happy to hear positive (or any!) feedback about network
manager.  To remind, we switched from gnome-network-admin to network-manager
so that users will have better connectivity after installation.

3. I'm not sure I understand what you are stating.  Are you saying the
-generic performed as expected?  And that is acceptable?

4. No comment.

5. We are looking into UI considerations for Ocelot.

Again, thank you for your email and comments :)

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