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    Ubuntu GNOME accepted as official flavor

    Great news, per the "old" mailing list:

    Today the Technical Board approved our proposal to be recognized as an
    official flavor. We'll provide more details later this week about
    that.

    One resource that is available to us now is a new mailing list. I
    think the lists.ubuntu.com is a nicer interface, particularly for
    subscribing and viewing archives. In fact, there's now no special
    reason to be a member of the Launchpad ~ubuntu-gnome group now unless
    you want the extra icon on your Launchpad profile.

    This list will now be deactivated so that there's no confusion. I
    apologize for the inconvenience.

    You can subscribe to the new list at
    https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-gnome

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    Re: Ubuntu GNOME accepted as official flavor

    Great news! Long live UGR!

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    Re: Ubuntu GNOME accepted as official flavor

    By posting here I'm breaking my self-imposed exile from these forums which I still read but for several months now have made a point of no longer posting to.

    This is great news but in view of the changes around Ubuntu's wish to change to only having an LTS and a rolling release I do wonder how rosy your future really is?

    Good luck, I wish your project every success.

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    Re: Ubuntu GNOME accepted as official flavor

    Welcome back Paul2WU! (I hope you'll 'stay' a little while, your posts were always informative or humourous).

    Well done to UGR too, a big milestone.

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    Re: Ubuntu GNOME accepted as official flavor

    I would 'assume' that now Ubuntu Gnome will have to use packages currently in the Ubuntu repos which, pending any upgrades coming, may feel like a step back for a lot of current UGR + ppa users.

    Nautilus-3.7/8 is one of the more obvious, with or without gtk3.7/8, it really should be as it works better than 3.6
    (a request to merge 3.7.90 is open but as yet acted upon
    gtk+3.7/8 is almost ok, some sources would need fixing
    gstreamer-1.1 is fine but I doubt will be used.
    After that things could still go downhill fairly quickly, will be interesting to see what 13.04 ends on. (I doubt they'll be many or any post-release non-security official bug fixes

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    Re: Ubuntu GNOME accepted as official flavor

    Quote Originally Posted by mc4man View Post
    I would 'assume' that now Ubuntu Gnome will have to use packages currently in the Ubuntu repos which, pending any upgrades coming, may feel like a step back for a lot of current UGR + ppa users.
    It's not a step back as we have never included any PPAs with our official images since we were planning all along to apply to be official.

    Our name is no longer "Ubuntu GNOME Remix" but simply "Ubuntu GNOME".

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    Re: Ubuntu GNOME accepted as official flavor

    Quote Originally Posted by jbicha View Post
    It's not a step back as we have never included any PPAs with our official images since we were planning all along to apply to be official.

    Our name is no longer "Ubuntu GNOME Remix" but simply "Ubuntu GNOME".
    Wasn't calling it a step back for Ubuntu GNOME, only for users who have upgraded their installs to the various gnome3 ppa's

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    Re: Ubuntu GNOME accepted as official flavor

    Quote Originally Posted by jbicha View Post
    Our name is no longer "Ubuntu GNOME Remix" but simply "Ubuntu GNOME".
    Duly noted. I'm writing this from Ubuntu GNOME, built from yesterday's daily build of Raring...

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    Re: Ubuntu GNOME accepted as official flavor

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulW2U View Post
    By posting here I'm breaking my self-imposed exile from these forums which I still read but for several months now have made a point of no longer posting to.

    This is great news but in view of the changes around Ubuntu's wish to change to only having an LTS and a rolling release I do wonder how rosy your future really is?

    Good luck, I wish your project every success.
    So far those changes to the release cycle are only "proposed", no need to panic

    I'm still planning on a Beta 1 for March 14th, which would typically mean iso-testing images around the 11th (or earlier). I think everyone just needs to be patient and see how this all turns out .............. I recently read an exchange on the Lubuntu QA mailing list and I can assure you that nothing is etched in stone ATM

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    Re: Ubuntu GNOME accepted as official flavor

    Raring is going to be a normal release, on the normal schedule. After that, who knows. I DO know that Raring UGR is fine - I've been running it for several weeks. I'm not really all that worried about the rolling release thing, just so long as iso-build continues to work

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