Ubuntu Tweak 0.4.2 released: Source Editor!

Well, I’m sorry that let you wait another month to see this release. Now it comes!

Many improvements and a new feature to make tweaking Ubuntu more enjoyable. Let’s see.


What’s the title: Source Editor?

Previously I wrote this article: The first thing after you install Ubuntu to express that I want to implement a way to edit the sources.list more easily. Now here’s how it looks like.

Maybe some place is not well designed, but I’ll improve gradually.

When you open Ubuntu Tweak, and check the “Source Editor” in the left bar, you’ll see a interface like this(Don’t forget to unlock so that you can do more operations):

You can freely edit your sources.list in the text box, with the syntax highlighting, edit sources is more clearly, isn’t it?

After editing, just press “Save”, you can save the sources.list. Or press “Redo” to reload the sources.list and edit again. When you finish editing your sources.list, you can press “Refresh” to update the system immediately.

You will never open the terminal, and type “sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list”, “sudo apt-get update”! Just use Ubuntu Tweak to edit your sources.list!

Wait! What’s the “Update Sources” and “Sumit Sources”?

Well, in order to collect more usable sources, everybody can use “Submit Sources” to upload your sources to the sever, after I reviewed the sources, I’ll open it for others, so that other people can use it just press the “Update Sources”.

The sources is based on your language locale(such as en_US.UTF-8, zh_CN.UTF-8), so the en_US people will only see the en_US sources, so is zh_CN people.

So if you want to provide the useful sources to your compatriots, just submit your sources.

If no sources available for your locale, the dialogue will appear after you “Update Sources”, but you can continue to use the official sources.

If the sources is available, the dialogue will like this, see the titles, comments and details, you will get the sources which fit you. Then press OK, the sources will fill to the text box, don’t forget to press “Save” and “Refresh”!

And submit sources is easy too. The dialogue is like this, just fill the title and your comment of your sources. After pressing Submit, your sources.list will be sent out, and I’ll review or modify the your sources.list to make it usable to others.

The sources data isn’t prepare well yet, everybody can help to build the “Unofficial Sources List”.

I Hope you like this feature!

Other updates:

  • Fixed the GNOME Font size crash bug. (LP #291695)
  • Fixed Package cleaner bug. (LP #288600)
  • Fixed the nautilus scripts no execute permission bug. (LP #295591)
  • Improved the unlock mechanism.
  • Improved the Autostart.
  • Improved the Cleaner’s cache clean.
  • Added more third-party sources: Ubuntu Chinese, banshee unstable,  OpenOffice 3.0 and amarok.
  • Removed dependence of PolicyKit from debian package, so gutsy people can use now.

Try now!

The source for Hardy and Intrepid is ready now(Gusy and old can use the Hardy version):

Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Source:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ubuntu intrepid main

Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Source:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ubuntu hardy main

Or  download it from here: downloads


14 thoughts on “Ubuntu Tweak 0.4.2 released: Source Editor!

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  3. I’m a little concerned about the possibility of a shared source including malware. Are there any protections set up for this? I know Linux doesn’t get a lot of malware, but we won’t be totally secure forever so I wanted to ask.

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  6. What’s up with the form in form thing in the Add/Remove applications and third party software sources.

    The forms in that section are so big that you have to scroll to the right to get unlock button.

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  10. user@machine:~$ ubuntu-tweak
    /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/apt/__init__.py:18: FutureWarning: apt API not stable yet
    warnings.warn(“apt API not stable yet”, FutureWarning)
    Csomaglisták olvasása: Done
    Állapotinformációk olvasása: Done
    Állapotinformációk olvasása: Done
    Állapotinformációk olvasása: Done
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “ubuntu-tweak.py”, line 76, in
    launcher = TweakLauncher()
    File “ubuntu-tweak.py”, line 44, in __init__
    from mainwindow import MainWindow
    File “/usr/share/ubuntu-tweak/mainwindow.py”, line 109, in
    if module_check.has_right_compiz():
    File “/usr/share/ubuntu-tweak/common/systeminfo.py”, line 71, in has_right_compiz
    if version.split(‘:’)[1] >= ‘0.7.4’:
    IndexError: list index out of range

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  12. Having the same problem. Running xubuntu itrepid but couldn’t get it to open.

    oct@home:~$ ubuntu-tweak
    /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/apt/__init__.py:18: FutureWarning: apt API not stable yet
    warnings.warn(“apt API not stable yet”, FutureWarning)
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “ubuntu-tweak.py”, line 76, in
    launcher = TweakLauncher()
    File “ubuntu-tweak.py”, line 44, in __init__
    from mainwindow import MainWindow
    File “/usr/share/ubuntu-tweak/mainwindow.py”, line 34, in
    from common.systeminfo import module_check
    File “/usr/share/ubuntu-tweak/common/systeminfo.py”, line 26, in
    class GnomeVersion:
    File “/usr/share/ubuntu-tweak/common/systeminfo.py”, line 27, in GnomeVersion
    xmldoc = minidom.parse(“/usr/share/gnome-about/gnome-version.xml”)
    File “/usr/lib/python2.5/xml/dom/minidom.py”, line 1915, in parse
    return expatbuilder.parse(file)
    File “/usr/lib/python2.5/xml/dom/expatbuilder.py”, line 922, in parse
    fp = open(file, ‘rb’)
    IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: ‘/usr/share/gnome-about/gnome-version.xml’

  13. I don’t really see the point of having a sources.list editor in Ubuntu Tweak, as there is already one installed on every Ubuntu system. You can find it in „System-Administration-Software Sources“ and you can access it from Synaptics. This editor even has the advantage of providing checkboxes for the standard Ubuntu sources, so only 3rd party sources need a deb line. So isn’t Ubuntu Tweak just reinventing the wheel with its sources editor?

    Also, I think there is a security problem with the goal of providing as many useful sources as possible, as the more sources one has in ones sources.list, the more likely is it that one source isn’t trustworthy or that one source will provide packages which aren’t the same quality as the official ones. Thus, I think it’s best if the user only adds the sources he or she really trusts and wants.

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