First congrats to the release of Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala!
It’s the most ever perfect desktop distribution! Cool and fast boot, beautiful login window and new desktop theme, lots of new applications: Ubuntu Software Center, Ubuntu One… You’ve upgraded, right?
To celebrate the release of Ubuntu 9.10, I also to give a new updated version of Ubuntu Tweak 0.4.9.2 with a lot of refresh applications and sources for Ubuntu 9.10 only.
There’s no doubt that you should upgrade to Ubuntu Tweak 0.4.9.2 too!
* New PPA
– Gartoon Redux icon theme
– Mingming’s PPA
– Rico Tzschichholz’s PPA
* Update Third-Party Sources
* Remove the Sources
– Transmission daily
* Bug fixed
– Personal>Folder menu error on opening (LP: #461666)
Install more themes through Ubuntu Tweak
More third-party sources: Gartoon Redux, Gloobus and GMPC.
What about the status of Ubuntu Tweak 0.5 and the future website?
By this post, I want to talk about something about the development of Ubuntu Tweak 0.5 and the website, also some of my thoughts.
As you know, for a long time, the development of Ubuntu Tweak focus on the application install, third-party sources and package clean since the year of 2009. There isn’t other major features for Ubuntu Tweak.
There’s several reasons. One important reason is: I have to make features work for Ubuntu since 8.04, because Ubuntu Tweak supports Ubuntu 8.04, 8.10, 9.04 and 9.10.
As a utility to tweak system, make it support so many different versions of Ubuntu spent a lot of time to debug, test and so on: almost the time, I had only one people to do the things.
So as the Ubuntu going on, the development of Ubuntu Tweak became slow too.
Another reason is the personal reason, I have the daily work so that I can only programming in the night or weekends.
I want to make a totally new Ubuntu Tweak with a lot of ideas, so I finally decided, the future of Ubuntu Tweak will only support the current version, so Ubuntu Tweak 0.5 will only work on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala.
From now on, I don’t have to test with Ubuntu 8.04, 8.10 and 9.04, I just focus on how to make it work with Ubuntu 9.10, and use the newest API of programming to make Ubuntu Tweak more powerful.
Now, in my master development branch, lots of work has been done, the first is moving from policykit to policykit-1. Policykit-1 is the component of Ubuntu 9.10, it makes the permission control more easily. And through its Python interface, Ubuntu Tweak becomes pure Python application again, there will only be one package, no matter you’re using i386, amd64, or even LPIA.
The second, by the new humanity icon theme, Ubuntu Tweak refreshed its icons of the UI, now it is more “humanity”.
What about the new interface of Ubuntu Tweak?
New navigator and new title of the sub module
All native icons
Another theme of native icon
Of course, it is only a early look of Ubuntu Tweak 0.5, more changes and new things will be happened in the future.
I want the new Ubuntu Tweak will have a easy and quick navigator to the features, refreshed current features and some cool new features.
The new website is under the development too, and it will be online after the release of Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.
I hope a testing version will come as soon as possible, and I have to say sorry for the people who are still using the old distribution.
OK, enjoy with the Ubuntu 9.10 and Ubuntu Tweak 0.4.9.2! I will come back soon.