Update on Ubuntu 11.10 as the deadline approaches.

For casual readers of the forum, I’m sure you’re all awaiting the exciting release of Ubuntu 11.10 on the 13th of October. So what has been updated so far?

Well the power icon that sits in the top right of the menu-bar has now been changed completely and is now called a “Power-Cog”.

It now features some new menu’s too, listing what devices are connected to your PC/Laptop, the “settings” menu which contains links, and the all important power-options. This isn’t all that’s been updated, Empathy will feature “video effects” as well, just like cheese does.

On the development side of things, the developers hit Feature freeze 2 weeks ago.

“This is the big date that all developer dread the most. Now features and new upstream versions have to have landed, everything else will be a matter the release team has to decide upon. We are rushing towards release with UI Freeze and Beta Freeze coming up next week. Exciting times!” - Daniel Holbac, OMGUbuntu.

Things seem like they are really improving for the release of 11.10, and it looks good too.

Imformation was taken from OMGUbuntu.co.uk

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Hmm… add one of these < and you have the KDE symbol :wink:


Maybe it’s a sign? KDE + Unity? Who knows :stuck_out_tongue:

Oh god, I hope not… I can’t stand KDE (well at least KDE 4) … does make one wonder if it’s a small dig at GNOME though. :wink:

Or maybe (as you say) a reflection on the inclusion of Qt applications in Unity ?:

Or a half-a**ed attempt to suck up to Qt/KDE application developers ?

Or maybe I’m reading too much into it, and it’s just a graphic Shuttleworth likes, where he no longer feels the need to steer clear of something that looks suspiciously KDE(ish). :slight_smile:

I don’t like KDE either, and yeah it does. In all fairness, I have grown to love Unity and have actually kind of hated Gnome now, however both have their pros and cons. But hey, who knows what Mr Shuttleworth’s up to. Let’s just hope he doesn’t ruin Ubuntu.