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!
- 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.
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