Xubuntu Intrepid Alpha 2 informal test

Charlie Kravetz cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Tue Jul 22 14:34:31 UTC 2008

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Jeff Hanson wrote:
> i386 Alternate CD
> HP Pavilion XG823 desktop, Celeron 700, 256MB, Nvidia MX440
> All updates as of 20080721 installed via apt-get.
> Testing New Versions link at top of page doesn't jump:
> http://www.xubuntu.org/devel#testing
> Testing section says "see the Community Testing page" which doesn't exist:
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/Community
> Favorite bug:  bug# 247120 (dri2 missing)
> Ghost line appeared in splash (picture attached).
> Movie player couldn't open 128-bit mp3 stream from Radio Wazee
> (http://wazee.org).  Made several attempts.  It does open the pls file
> and add the channels to the playlist.  VLC succeeded.  Manually
> installed liblame, gstreamer bad/ugly plugins, etc.
> "Create archive" in Thunar resulted in blank window after archive type
> selection (xsession-errors and screenshot attached).
> Quick search box in Synaptic is non-functional.
> Gnash doesn't play anything on Youtube but the interactive chart on
> this page works:
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver/compare/linux/windows-server-tco.mspx
> If Gnash depends on DRI2 then that could be the problem.
> System Monitor crashes when I select the File Systems tab
> (xsession-errors attached).
> This is an informal test as I was just trying to verify that XFCE
> doesn't support the XDG menu specification correctly in regards to
> user submenu configurations.  This makes applications installed by
> Wine end up in the "Other" submenu, including Wine Notepad which is
> included with the Wine package (screenshot attached).  Same problem in
> Hardy.  How is anyone going to believe that XFCE is a cheap Gnome
> clone when it can't even get the menus correct? :D
Thanks for trying to make Xubuntu better. The website is being reviewed
and will be corrected. Here is a correct link to the testing page:

It will even more if you report the results of you testing here:
so that the other testers know to watch for these issues.

Could you file bug reports on these issues if there aren't any? This
lets the developers see what is happening and helps them know what to fix.

Xubuntu with Xfce has never tried to be a clone of the gnome desktop.
Rather, it is a separate entity that may use some of gnome's software
when it fits the mission.

The Xubuntu development team defines the mission of Xubuntu in the
following statement:

  * The goal of Xubuntu is to produce an easy to use distribution, based
on Ubuntu, using Xfce as the graphical desktop, with a focus on
integration, usability and performance, with a particular focus on low
memory footprint. The integration in Xubuntu is at a configuration
level, a toolkit level, and matching the underlying technology beneath
the desktop in Ubuntu. Xubuntu will be built and developed as part of
the wider Ubuntu community, based around the ideals and values of Ubuntu.

Xfce4 is a lightweight desktop environment. Designed for productivity,
it loads and executes applications quickly, while conserving system
resources. Xfce4 has been supported in Ubuntu's universe since Hoary. In
2006, Xubuntu was born as a sibling of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and Edubuntu.
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