Today saw the User Interface Freeze for Ubuntu 12.04 take effect, the point past which no major changes can be made to the appearance of applications and/or features. As a result of this, a last […]
Development Update Nine weeks until release and one thing is clear already: 12.04 will be a kick-arse release. Thanks everyone for your hard work on it! Still there’s a few things which still need to […]
The countdown banner contest for Ubuntu 12.04 is now open for submissions. As one of the most widely distributed pieces of pre-Ubuntu release media, the countdown banners provides creative users of Ubuntu with the chance […]
The results of the recent Ubuntu Sound Theme survey, which asked users to pick a new start up for Ubuntu 12.04 from a shortlist of 4 sounds, are in. Was your favourite chosen? Find out inside...
Unity 5.4 has landed in Ubuntu 12.04 'Precise Pangolin'. The update brings performance, stability and bug fixes, as well as a handful of minor visual changes and features.
An auto-updating Twitter stream has been added to the Ubuntu 12.04 installer. The stream shows tweets containing the hashtag #ubuntu, and appears alongside a short blurb on Ask Ubuntu. The slide, titled 'Any Questions?', is the last item shown during installation of Ubuntu.
Searching for something to watch will be much easier in Ubuntu 12.04 thanks to addition of a new default Video Lens. As well as being able to sift through the metadata of local files stored in your Videos folder based on a search term, the lens is backed by a set of smart 'remote video' scopes that query online services such as YouTube Movies, Amazon, indie service VODO and, for British users, the hallowed BBC iPlayer.
Development Update And again we are in the most interesting time of the release cycle. Today we will hit Feature Freeze at around 21:00 UTC. The time where we stop introducing new features, packages, and […]
New safeguards have been added to CCSM - the GUI tool for configuring Compiz - to limit damage caused by users unaware of the tools importance. When launching the app in Ubuntu 12.04 a pop-up box warning users of the potential risks from idly playing around with settings therein. The ability to disable the Unity desktop plugin from the main plugin overview in CCSM has also been removed.
Four user-created sound themes have been shortlisted with a view to shipping as default in Ubuntu 12.04. It’s now up to you which of the four goes on to receive additional development. Thoughts, critique and […]
Ubuntu 12.04 has been gaining more visible UI changes in recent updates due to the looming ‘freezes’ on features and interface changes. Below I present a handful of the more ‘prominent’ visual changes that have […]
Is Precise gearing up for another change to App Menu behaviour? Sort of. New code aimed at ‘the implementation of locally integrated menubars‘ has been proposed for ‘merging’ into Metacity, Unity, Light Themes and Compiz. […]