Updates for Lucid Lynx

Charlie Kravetz cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Thu Apr 8 00:54:05 UTC 2010

On Wed, 07 Apr 2010 19:36:14 -0400
nukiks at aol.com wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: z b <novarozz at gmail.com>
> To: Xubuntu Development Discussion <xubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Sent: Wed, Apr 7, 2010 1:35 am
> Subject: Re: Updates for Lucid Lynx
> sounds like you guys need alot more people to help out with some of
> the mundane stuff like the advertising
> On 4/6/10, Charlie Kravetz <cjk at teamcharliesangels.com> wrote:
> > Today we started beta2 testing for Lucid. We have three weeks until
> > lucid releases. The scheduled release date is 2010-04-29, and at this
> > time, it appears accurate.
> >
> > Could we get the xubuntu.org website updated with news about 10.04 ? We
> > have done no advertising to speak of, not even the beta1 release notes.
> > With three weeks to release, the only way anyone knows we are going to
> > release Xubuntu 10.04 is through the Ubuntu Release Team. They did
> > reference Xubuntu in the release notes.
> >
> > We really should have release notes for beta2. We also should have a
> > news clip on http://www.xubuntu.org about lucid.
> >
> > Are we going to let the word out? Perhaps some blogging could be done,
> > a news clip written and posted to the website, etc. Do we have a
> > countdown timer we could use? Are we going to have a new background?
> >
> > Time is running out. It seems to me we, as a team, need to start
> > getting word out. We also have Ubuntu Open Week coming. Are we doing
> > anything for it? That has been a great way to get some people involved.
> >
> > Enough rambling.... Are there any answers?
> >
> > --
> > Charlie Kravetz
> > Xubuntu Quality Assurance
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> >
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>  Chuck:
> I have 23 experience in sales and marketing. I want to contribute to Xubuntu...mold me.  Help me help you. Pasi and I have been discussing this on freenode and i thik I am ready.
> Regards,
> Fabrizio Balsaq

We need to teach you to please bottom post. Why?

It is much easier to read this the other way around.

First message:
Why bottom post?

Now that we took care of preliminaries:

Grab the release notes I listed, create a news item out of them. We
could use a nice "press release" for Lucid Lynx Beta2 being released
2010-04-08 to start with. We need both release notes, modeled after the
Ubuntu notes, and news release.

OnBoard has been added to Accessories to assist those who need on
on-screen keyboard.

Ubuntu Software Center replaced "Add/Remove ..."

Games have been very streamlined. We now offer the following by default:
    Aisleriot Solitaire
    Quadrapassel (a tetris-type game)

While Ubuntu has replaced Gimp, Xubuntu still offers it by default.

We have replaced Xsane Image Scanner with SimpleScan, a much easier
application to setup and use.

Really big: pulse audio no longer mutes the sound on startup!

Gnumeric has been upgraded to version 1.10.1, which resolves most of
the issues seen in Xubuntu 9.10 and earlier.

Remote filesystems has been renamed to Gigolo, which is much more
direct when trying to determine the application used.


There is a critical bug in Abiword that causes a freeze for most
users when anything under the Help menu is selected. This does cause
you to lose the document you are working on.

There are still issues being worked concerning Plymouth and Nvidia
video. Due to these issues, the splash screens on boot look less good
than desired.

Write it up, let us know here. We need a release notes for later today
or tomorrow. The news clip will be posted as soon as the release
happens. Thanks for helping.

Our release notes should be modeled after this:

Thanks for helping.

Charlie Kravetz 
Linux Registered User Number 425914          [http://counter.li.org/]
Never let anyone steal your DREAM.           [http://keepingdreams.com]

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