We need help from you. If you have any experience with distro creation, we need your help. We have reached a point where we can no longer do all of the programming by ourselves. If you can help us in any way, please don't hesitate to contact JC
This much anticipated release brings UGR closer to beta. It is imperative that anyone using UGR 0.0.1 or 0.0.2 upgrade immediately, as 0.0.X users may lose support in coming updates. Additionally, it is recommended that 0.1.0 and 0.2.0 users upgrade, as well. Centaurus includes code fixes and a new text-based plymouth theme. To maintain compatibility on all systems, it is also recommended that you update all packages at the same time as UGR using apt-get.
Thanks to Mad Atlantic
's Kaelin Bougneit for helping us create a custom sound theme for UGR! Available (in part) in the ugr-sounds Launchpad repo.
The UGR project has really taken off. With that popularity, there are lots of people asking for the next release. Our releases have been really irregular for several reasons:
- Chris and JC, the two main drivers behind this project, are high school students. Their schedules are unpredictable.
- We had absolutely no idea what we were getting into when we started this project, and just started pulling dates and ideas out of thin air.
- There are lots of unexpected hang-ups and issues. Everyone is still learning as far as the programming goes.
- We want to deliver on software quality, and won't release an update if it doesn't work
For that reason, we are laying out a new roadmap and development schedule that should address several of those issues. This is still in drafting and may change.
The new plan
The new release sequence is proposed as follows:
- A new Major 0.X.0 release every 3-4 weeks, delivering significant new features and bugfixes
- A new Minor 0.0.X release 1 week after the major, additional minor bugfixes one week after that if needed. This will deliver minor new features and bugfixes.
- Blueprints and bugs must be drafted and targeted to a milestone 1 week before it is due, 2 weeks is preferred.
- An update must be fully in dev channel for testing 2 days before it is due, 5 days is preferred.
What this does
This schedule gives us the freedom to:
- Test updates more thoroughly
- Have time for unexpected stuff
What about 1.0.0?
1.0.0 was supposed to be out today. However, there are several problems with that:
- The system (mostly GNOME 3) isn't anywhere near stable enough. We want our 1.0 to be as stable as possible
- There are lots of finishing touches that aren't done yet, like shell extensions, themes, an iso, etc
- We didn't have time to do everything.
We will deliver 1.X.X as a major release when everything is stable enough. For now, we plan to have the next major, and a cd image, out within the next week.
You can view and comment on this on our wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UGR/SaneRoadmap
We originally started off with the name UGR/Ubuntu GNOME Remix as a temporary measure, but it has stuck. Now, we want to set in stone the official project name. If you have a launchpad account, you can vote in our poll to help us decide:https://launchpad.net/~ubuntugnometeam/+poll/project-name
You can now install ugr via a simple shell script! Visit the install/ upgrade
page for more info.
We bring you the latest version of UGR, 0.1.1 "Nebula"
. This version includes our UGR boot theme and a few upstream fixes in GNOME 3. Wallpapers have been delayed until 1.0.0. Installation/ Upgrade Instructions
- wrong $PATH
- network manager looks strange
- some instability
- some double app listing
- segfaults sometimes
- dependency issues sometimes
- settings app issues
- other GNOME 3 stuff
- unity doesn't work
- If 0.0.1 is already installed, it needs to be removed first
What's next? Future releases will include custom wallpaper, shell extensions, and themeselector.
While this is a more practical, usable, and stable system then before, it is still not intended for production use. New features include a fallback session and gnome-tweak-tool. Installation/ Upgrade Instructions
What's next? Future releases will include custom wallpaper/ boot logos, shell extensions, and themeselector.
We've added a development preview channel to our project to facilitate easier testing and code contribution. The code in dev is often more unstable than the main releases, but it's the first place to get new features and bugfixes. To install it, see the dev channel page
. To contribute code, see the code page