derek at pointerstop.ca
Tue Jun 9 23:57:52 UTC 2009
I know we promised weekly updates of what was happening on the devel lists,
but that was right before the Jaunty release, and the next month was dead
So things are starting to pick up, and the things that seem interesting to
1) Starting imminently, all new installs of Karmic (and later) will default
to using Grub2 (https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-discuss/2009-
June/008550.html), rather than Grub. Beats me how significant that is,
since I've never used Grub2 :-) Along with this, though, there's talk that
swap should be to swapfiles (I don't know why this is relevant to Grub2, but
it's in the same thread), not partitions - unfortunately, this is still
problematic for hibernation, so one hopes that will be considered (I, and
Matt Price, have raised that issue).
2) Scott Remnant is promising to get Karmic+1 (ie, 10.04) booting in TEN
June/008505.html) - and he's not talking about getting your to your KDM/GDM
prompt, he wants you to have a working desktop in that time. It seems
amazing, but if anybody can do it, Scott's "da Man".
Those were the substantive issues for this month. Waaaay too much time was
spent explaining to a single user why it really _is_ a good idea for apps to
report byte counts in either powers of 10 (KB, MB, GB, TB) or powers of 2
(KiB, MiB, GiB, TiB) and that _meaning_ powers of 2 but _writing_ KB, etc,
was not a good idea. And then there was the rant about Mono being EVIL.
More information about the ubuntu-users