Every Ubuntu release is followed by Ubuntu Open Week during which Mark Shuttleworth holds a Q&A session where users can ask him pretty much anything.
A condensed selection of highlights follow.
- Maverick will not be coming with the GNOME Shell interface by default but will be available to download via the repos.
- RGBA transparency will more than likely be enabled by default
- Missing those indicator tooltips in Lucid? Well, they won’t be returning for the Meerkat.
- Remember that “application ballot screen” brainstorm idea that I hated? When asked if Ubuntu could have something similar Mark said no, reasons being that: -
“one of the really strong values we have is that two users of ubuntu should, by default, either be having the same experience, or be expert enough to understand why they are not.”
- No plans to support blu-ray playback out of the box due to the usual reasons
- The Ubuntu Netbook Moblin Remix idea has been dropped
- He was asked if Nautilus-Elementary could become default. He responded that whilst he hadn’t seen it that it ‘seems to be generating a lot of excitement’.
The full transcript can be read @ https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/openweekLucid/AskMark
Super thanks to Bilal