It’s typical: I take the weekend off and a load of great application updates slip out.
Below I present a super quick over-view of what came out, what it consisted of and, most importantly, how you can get install/upgrade…
Steadyflow 0.1.7: Unity fun
Pretty little download manager ‘Steadyflow’ has added an ‘expanded indicator menu’, a Unity quicklist item and password authentication amongst other changes.
Steadyflow can, as always, be installed from its official PPA. Just add ‘ppa:sikon/steadyflow’ to your Software Sources via the Ubuntu Software Centre to upgrade.
Firefox 5 Beta
Having been delayed by a few days the first beta release of what will become Firefox 5 slipped out to little fanfare.
Notable changes specific to Linux include ‘improved desktop environment integration’. Beyond a new ‘new window’ Quicklist entry on the Unity launcher, I couldn’t see anything else on the surface that was newly ‘integrated’.
Elsewhere the beta sees CSS animation improvements and the usual round of bug fixes.
Firefox 5 Beta can be installed in Ubuntu’s 10.10 and 11.04 using the Firefox Beta PPA @ launchpad.net/~mozillateam/+archive/firefox-next
Full release notes.
The ‘development’ version of system hardware monitor tool Psensor has added a new sensor preferences window, Unity launcher integration and revamped indicator containing ‘all information for all sensors’ for a quick update without opening the main window.
PSensor Unstable has its own PPA, which can be found @ launchpad.net/~jfi/+archive/psensor-unstable.
A stable version of Psensor is also available but without the above features.