BTW I'm working on some other projects right now like this one:
But if you check the mailing list I did ask if I made any major errors in this notification:
One thing I did not include was this:
So we do have motivated devsPerhaps one other thing worth mentioning is that all our fixes go back into the ubuntu archives, so they will benefit all users that choose to use gnome shell/classic, even if they dont use the remix! In fact we even fixed a bunch of bugs (with a few more fixes pending) when using lightdm and gnome-shell together.
Linux: You reap what you tweak.
Installed it this evening. I like it. Very nice work. Subjectively, I think it's faster than the 12.10 install it replaced. (Unity is looking really good, but that HUD and lens thing don't appeal to me. I'm more in tune with Gnome's aesthetics.)
I installed Synaptic after giving Software I quick try. I've used it in other distros, so I'll go back for another look.
The "Additional Drivers" in "Software Sources" did not work, repeatedly., when I went after the Nvidia driver. A progress bar moved a fraction of an inch, then stopped. I installed the driver with apt-get. (Believe Additional Drivers is a QT app and comes with a long trail of KDE dependencies, so perhaps it didn't make into this Gnome version. Or, maybe the servers were down tonight. )
The extensions site is definitely down at the moment, so that will have to wait.
Unless this thing crashes and burns on me, I intend to keep it running at least until Fedora 18 comes out in December (per the current schedule). Then, who knows?
Just wanted to drop a note saying that I've wanted this distro for something close to two years now, so thank you for making it. You might want to edit your README in "What's Not Included" though to include the need to install update-manager if people want the traditional system update. It's how most mainstream Ubuntu users expect to find/install updates.
I'm not sure why it isn't in there, even more traditional GNOME distros like Debian tend to include it and supposedly it is a GNOME package, but I'm not one to raise a fuss.
Sadly the forum mods made it very hard to search that out
You should add the option to install other deskops at install after selecting flash etc. addons alike it's done in FreeBSD or OpenSuse. Also useful would be a rating for gaming etc. Default Unity would
probably be last in such ratings.
Also nvidia install should be smoother.
This would separate the remix from the default. You have a name for remix already to become official?
But I want to say yes, in fact not very long ago there was a mid-day security update for Firefox and I got a notification. I think I recall reading at one time that security update notifications are nearly immediate, but standard distribution updates are on a slower interval (like once a week)
The netboot mini.iso does provide that sort of option via 'tasksel' and uses the familiar Debian text installer. In fact I think the devs are trying to improve the wireless support in the mini.iso since the alternate images have been dropped.
Regarding the name we know that Gnome does not want their full name used in the final product, and I suspect that the name will be decided on by Canonical. My best guess, and it's only a guess, is Gubuntu