Yep, I’m posting again already. I snagged a few things I wanted to post yesterday when the clock started to run out, and I’m going to try not to let my list of things to post get quite so long.
- Stephen Hermann: Ubuntu Jaunty Netbook Remix. Getting Ubuntu 9.04 ready for release also brings a version for people using netbooks. Stephen didn’t use apt-get to perform the upgrade, going instead with a flash drive, but if you’re wondering how the next release of Ubuntu will play on the smaller platform you’ll want to read his report. He also posted some screenshots for those who want some images with their text.
- Jono Bacon:Ubuntu 9.04 Free Culture Showcase Winners!. The Ubuntu devs had a competition to see who could come up with great content to be included in the
Examples/folder for Ubuntu 9.04, and Jono has the good news on what content will be immortalized in cd/dvd/iso form when the Jaunty Jackelope is released in less than a month.
- Launchpad News: Launchpad maintenance 27th March and 1st April. Launchpad, the code hosting service from Ubuntu parent Canonical, is going to be doing some maintenance that will mean that Launchpad will have to go offline for a brief period on two days in the coming week. The first downtime will mean that Personal Package Archives (PPA’s) hosted on Launchpad will be unavailable for about half an hour on Friday, and then all of Launchpad will be offline for one hour on April Fool’s Day. yeah, great timing on that latter date, eh? Get all the details from the announcement on their blog.
- André Gondim: Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope booting in 20s. Holy crap, but that’s pretty quick! I’ll have to check it on my own system, but if I get even a fraction of that speedup I’ll be one happy penguin. I seem to be hitting lags when Compiz starts and AWN loads in, and I’m pretty sure I’ve got a setting messed up someplace, but it’s good to see that the dev team are working on getting you from turning on your comp to be able to actually use it with the GUI down to as short a time period as possible. (I’ll see about getting some timing figures on both my current boot time and the time under 9.04.) André’s even kind enough to give us graphs to back up what he’s telling us.
- Stefano Forenza: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. How to waste time. Stefano give us some good info on adding repositories via Apt-URL and why it’s good news. Complete with lolcats.
- Panji Nushantara : How To Read Software Version Number in Ubuntu. Reading version numbrs (and typing them into bug reports) can be a real pain. Panji has a nice tutorial on how to make sense out of the apparant gobbldygoop. She He (sorry about that!) also has a plea to make the damned things easier to understand.