Ubuntu might well be the world's most widely used flavour of Linux distribution, but whether it's the best remains a hotly contested, hugely contentious topic.
With Ubuntu placing all of its eggs in a 'convergence' shaped basket, it's left to smaller Linux distributions to push forward the more traditional desktop paradigm that most users are comfortable with.
Development of Shotwell is to be taken over by the team behind Ubuntu-based Linux distribution elementary OS.
I recently had an opportunity to sit and chat with Daniel 'DanRabbit' Foré about many things. In this first part of the interview, we discuss elementary, his role in it, recent and future prospects...
Change is afoot for one of Linux's most popular GTK themes. Elementary, from its latest release onwards, only "intend" to provide support for its GTK and icon set under the Pantheon desktop environment - the default desktop of the elementary OS. Project lead Dan Rabbit describes the effort to support the various desktop environments and applications in both the gtk theme and the icon set as 'a royal pain'. "So I'm just focusing on making Pantheon work."
The next version of elementary's Ubuntu-based operating system, code-named Luna, is likely to see release in the coming months. With work under the hood of the lightweight-Linux OS well underway, the team are starting to turn thoughts to some of the more visual aspects. This includes assembling a set of wallpapers to ship with the release. And to do so they need your help.
It may be yet to see a stable release but that hasn’t stopped many folks from (get ready for pirate punnery) from ‘walking the plank‘ of instability by using it. What am I jabbering about? […]
A new elementary-style screencasting tool is seeking wider testing. Eidete, which is in heavy development, makes use of elementary project technologies like Granite and Contractor. The result is an application that's simple, featured and a snap to use.
Elementary fans can now test the latest changes to the popular icon set via a 'testing PPA'. Elementary's semi-iconic icon theme set is getting a overhaul in time for the next release of their Ubuntu-based OS.
Bored of Nautilus? Tired of Thunar? Desperate to ditch Dolphin? Maybe it's time to try a new file browser? Marlin is a lightweight file browser built from the ground-up to be responsive, simply designed and easy to use - and here's how to install it in Ubuntu 11.10
The first stable version of the elementary project's text editor 'Scratch' has been released - and you don't need to be running elementary OS to use it. Scratch, written in Vala and Gtk+3, is similar to other text editors such as Gedit, but adds in additional user-friendly features that elementary project's apps are known for.
Good things come to those who wait - particularly elementary fans willing to wait until April 2012...