Release candidate release notes
imnotb at gmail.com
Sun Oct 14 20:23:06 UTC 2007
On 14/10/2007, Eero Tamminen <oak at helsinkinet.fi> wrote:
> On Sunday 14 October 2007, Vincent wrote:
> > > > It's not ready yet, I got all screenshots and wrote a first draft,
> > > > but I still have to rewrite it before I can publish it, and I won't
> > > > make it before tomorrow.
> > >
> > > Can you please just provide the text? Whatever text you have?
> > Sorry, I turned off the computer just after I emailed that ;-)
> > Anyway, it's now available here:
> > http://xubuntublog.wordpress.com/2007/10/14/this-is-gutsy/
> > (I think it does need to be edited a bit to be more release note-ish
> > instead of blog post-ish ;-)
> Great review, thanks! I'm definitely going to test/use Gutsy Xubuntu
> (once I find computer where to install it). Are all the Murraine color
> variations listed here available on new Xubuntu:
> Could the review mention also some things in which Xubuntu differs from
> Ubuntu besides using different desktop environment?
> Regarding this comment in your article:
> "Then Xubuntu inherits from Ubuntu the latest Linux kernel (core) that
> includes dynticks. Again, I'm not too sure what exactly it is, but I read
> that it makes sure Xubuntu uses less power and makes your computer
> produce less heat"
> Kernel using Dynticks infrastructure (i.e. instead of waking the CPU at
> fixed clock rate, kernel now lets HW to sleep until the next wakeup),
> is not enough for getting Xubuntu to use less battery. The kernel cannot
> let the HW to sleep if some user-space application is constantly polling
> kernel. This page lists some worst offenders:
> (gnome power manager, mixer applet, firefox, pidgin, SDL programs...)
> I don't think anybody's checked Xubuntu desktop for this. You don't
> need powertop for checking this. Just pick the topmost process showing
> in "top" output and attach strace to it with "strace -p PID" (preferably
> through ssh instead of terminal window so that this window doesn't create
> extra activity). If the process does anything more often than say at few
> second intervals without user doing something with it, the program should
> fixed. Now that kernel has inotify (file change notifications), nothing
> should need to be polled.
OK, I'm not sure whether I followed that... Does this mean that I should
make a modification to the blog post?
>  My slower laptop and desktop machines are too slow for Cairo based Gtk
> (P166) and have too little memory for full desktop like XFCE (96MB).
> Although the palmtop (N800) has already XFCE ported to it, it's not
> really usable on that small screen. The main Desktop computer has already
> Kubuntu and main laptop unfortunately has Windows from which my wife
> refuses to part from. And at work my machine has Debian Etch with Gnome.
> Hm... A time for a new computer? :-)
Yeah I guess so :P
You could also try Lubi: http://lubi.sourceforge.net/lubi.html :)
Wow, that's awesome :)
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