The Ubuntu 12.10 icon theme has been updated with new status items for use in the Messaging Menu. A total of 24 new messaging indicator icons were added - 12 for use with the default 'mono-dark' icon set, and 12 for use with the 'mono-light' version.
It's official: a pure GNOME edition of Ubuntu is to be released later this year. 'Gnomebuntu', to be based on Ubuntu 12.10, will be released on October 18th - the same day that Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Xubuntu all release their latest versions.
Sharing your Ubuntu One files and folders has been made easier in Ubuntu 12.10. The Ubuntu One desktop application has bene fitted out with a new section titled "Share Links".
With Ubuntu already boasting dedicated default lenses for Files, Apps, Music and Videos it was inevitable that users photos would also be catered for. Ubuntu 12.10 does just that: Photos can be searched, filtered and viewed through their own lens (unsurprisingly called the 'Photo Lens').
Ubuntu 12.10 will ship with an older version of Nautilus, an update has confirmed. GNOME's feature removals in Nautilus 3.5.x - which included the popular 'type-ahead' and 'split-pane' views - along with a streamlined UI redesign proved controversial with users.
A "coverflow" view has been added to Unity 's development branch for Ubuntu 12.10. The feature allows one to browse items by dragging them horizontally with the mouse, rather than the usual 'drop down, vertical' approach currently used in Unity.
The Ubuntu Wallpaper Contest for 12.10 is now open for submissions - but if you thinking of taking part there are some small changes to be aware of.
Exciting new features are getting ready to land in the development builds of Unity in Ubuntu 12.10. Amongst them is a new preview feature called, unimaginatively, 'Previews'.
Unity 2D, the light-weight counterpart to Ubuntu's Unity interface, has been retired from Ubuntu 12.10. In an update released yesterday Unity 2D was removed and users set to auto-login to the session transitioned over to regular Unity. The 2D version of Unity has been used as a fallback for users whose computers lack sufficient graphical grunt to run the '3D' version.
Over in the development scape of the Quantal Quetzal Ubuntu's Unity desktop has just reached version 6.2.
Over in the development land of Ubuntu 12.10, a new version of the 'new Nautilus' has landed - bringing with it yet another feature removal. And so the question that is now being asked by developers and users alike is: Should Ubuntu revert to an older version of Nautilus to keep this feature, and the many others hacked out?
Minor tweaks to Ubuntu's default Ambiance and Radiance themes have begun to appear in Qunatal's development branches. Although the changes are not as "origami" like as Mark Shuttleworth hinted during his UDS keynote, they do refresh the theme by polishing off its rough edges.