request for beta2 announcement input
cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Thu Apr 8 16:14:50 UTC 2010
On Thu, 8 Apr 2010 10:58:58 -0400
"Cody A.W. Somerville" <cody.somerville at canonical.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 4:58 AM, Kristian Rink <kawazu at zimmer428.net> wrote:
> > Am 08.04.2010 10:38, schrieb Lionel Le Folgoc:
> > [...]
> > >> I didn't hear back from either of you in response to my request for
> > input to
> > >> the beta1 announcement, so Xubuntu and UbuntuStudio only got a brief
> > mention
> > >> at the top of the mail. Would either of you like to have a "what's new"
> > >> blurb in the beta2 announcement? If so, please send me your content by
> > >> Thursday morning UTC so I can include it.
> > A short shot at this as I am in the process of dealing with the release
> > notes:
> > [...................]
> > "Heading for 10.04, Xubuntu has seen a substantial overhaul, while as
> > always providing a pleasant and lightweight computing environment for
> > all those wanting to go with the XFCE desktop by default. Along with the
> > usual updates of core components and infrastructure like the Linux
> > kernel, plymouth splash screen and graphics card drivers, there are some
> > changes noteworthy about Xubuntu 10.04:
> > - Accessibility first: In order to assist all these in need of an
> > on-screen keyboard, OnBoard has been added to "Accessoires" in the
> > default installation.
> > - All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. In order to help Jack,
> > Xubuntu comes with a fine and revamped selection of games including
> > classics like Mahjongg, Sudoku and Solitaire.
> > - Imagine! While replaced in the Ubuntu distribution, Xubuntu 10.04
> > continues to offer the GNU Image Manipulation Program in the default
> > installation. Along with this, xsane has been replaced in favour of
> > SimpleScan to ease setup and operation of scanners.
> > - More bits in times of need: The all-new "Ubuntu Software Center"
> > replaces the "Add/Remove ..." option provided in earlier versions.
> > - Changes in applications provided with Xubuntu include a significant
> > update of Gnumeric (to version 1.10.1), resolving most of the issues
> > seen in earlier Xubuntu versions. Likewise, "remote filesystems" has
> > been renamed to Gigolo and provides access to a vast array of remote
> > file system technologies, including SSH/SFTP, WebDAV and CIFS.
> > - Thanks to fixes in pulse-audio, by now sound no longer is muted during
> > system startup.
> > - Bugs: Still talking Beta, some critical issues still are left to be
> > addressed:
> > * 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.
> > (https://launchpad.net/bugs/519541)
> > * 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.
> > (http://www.netsplit.com/2010/03/30/all-about-kernel-mode-setting/)"
> > [...................]
> > Comments?
> Awesome work. However, for the release announcement, Steve only needs a 2 to
> 3 paragraph general overview.
> Also, saying "Xubuntu has seen a substantial overhaul" is mostly incorrect.
If we aren't getting this into new or release notes, can we give Steve
a link to our own notes?
At least it will help keep us and the users aware of what is happening
in Xubuntu, instead of just the issues Ubuntu is having and their
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