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Ubuntu Dev Summit Lays Out Plans For Hardy Heron 261

Opurt writes "On the first day of the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Boston this week, a roundtable session focused on the vision for the upcoming Hardy Heron Ubuntu release. Unlike Gutsy Gibbon, which brought a handful of experimental features along with some new functionality, the focus with Heron will be on robustness as it will be supported on the desktop for 3 years. 'The Compiz window manager, which adds sophisticated visual effects to the Ubuntu user interface, will be a big target for usability improvements. Keyboard bindings and session management were noted as two areas where Compiz still needs some work.' PolicyKit and Tracker will also be significantly tweaked, while Heron is also likely to see a complete visual refresh."
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Ubuntu Dev Summit Lays Out Plans For Hardy Heron

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday November 02, 2007 @08:39AM (#21210179)

    "hairy hardon"
  • by Constantine XVI ( 880691 ) <trash@eighty+slashdot.gmail@com> on Friday November 02, 2007 @08:49AM (#21210263)
    You know, you could just buy OSX
  • by zeromorph ( 1009305 ) on Friday November 02, 2007 @08:56AM (#21210335)

    Installing Ubuntu from within Windows
    ubuntu-install.exe... nuff said... might not make it though... it is listed as 'dangling' which means it can't be scheduled or has circular dependancies... no idea why it can't be made to work.
    (from your interesting link [fsckin.com])

    Don't whether that's a good idea.
    But imagine the possibilities that such an exe-file would have as a spam-email attachement: "Mark Shuttlewort wants you to click on this link." or "Bigger hard drive, better performance! Click below!"

  • by Gregb05 ( 754217 ) <bakergoNO@SPAMgmail.com> on Friday November 02, 2007 @09:04AM (#21210415) Journal
  • by RandoX ( 828285 ) on Friday November 02, 2007 @09:06AM (#21210425)
    Bake at 325 for 45 minutes. Serve with Wine sauce.
  • by MooseMuffin ( 799896 ) on Friday November 02, 2007 @09:54AM (#21210957)
    Being tricked into installing linux is the least of your problems if you're getting spam with 700mb attachments.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday November 02, 2007 @09:55AM (#21210973)

    * switch binaries to PE executables with .exe file extension

    * change directory delimiter from / to \

    * identify partitions with a single-letter name followed by a colon, before the file path

    * change "home" to "Documents and Settings"

    * move applications to "Program Files" folder

    * replace symlinks with "shortcuts" with a .lnk file extension, which point to the linked file only when double-clicking it in the file browser, and cannot be used as a "virtual" file

    * ignore bugs

  • by ceeam ( 39911 ) on Friday November 02, 2007 @09:59AM (#21211029)
    Are they gonna start regarding KDE as first-class citizen? 'Cos Gutsy Kubuntu is a joke. And GNOME IMO is totally evil.

    You know, after using Kubuntu for quite a long time and recently having played with PCLinuxOS I think I understand now why it has moved to #1 at Distrowatch. It rightly deserves the spot.
  • by UbuntuDupe ( 970646 ) * on Friday November 02, 2007 @11:28AM (#21212405) Journal
    Yeah, but I think this is the *best* summary so far:

    -We're still going to make grub HIGHLY RECOMMENDED in the install process. I mean, obviously, it's stupid to install such a flaky bootloader that can't handle large hard drives when you don't need to, but why bother newcomers with a warning about the nasty nasty risk of locking users out of their computer? Changing this would be tantamout to admitting UbuntuDupe was right, and we can't have that. Too painful to admit error.

    -Ditto for advising the user to have a reliable boot disk, like a Windows release, when they install grub. Obviously, the Ubuntu install CD is insufficient as a "reliable boot disk", but saying otherwise would -- you guessed it -- hurt our feelings.

    -Continue to promote as "open access, usable by all". By "all", of course, we mean nerds who have installed Linux on six different people's PCs. Remember -- it's just a slogan, not something we actually believe in.

    -Not budget any money for mass market advertising or in-store promotions. After all, only evil people affiliate with big box retailers. And do you really want our user base to include people who SHOP there? Yuck.

    -Add a bunch of little widgets that only nerds who brag about their configuration will like.

    -Have more names like "Hairy Hardon". See, too many corporate users are taking Ubuntu seriously. We need to remind people of our "fun" side. We definitely don't want to see the day when someone starts making those "get a mac" ads about Ubuntu!

    -Take over the desktop market in '08!!!!
  • by johannesg ( 664142 ) on Friday November 02, 2007 @11:55AM (#21212895)
    How much would it cost to pay you to just go the fuck away?

    If you give me a million euro's I promise I won't log on to Slashdot again. Please?
  • by xenocide2 ( 231786 ) on Friday November 02, 2007 @05:08PM (#21217627) Homepage
    You know what they say: Behind every great man is a woman pushing him to excel. Or something. I'm just glad it worked out -- imagine the flame wars on what to rename the distro had they broken up!

I've noticed several design suggestions in your code.