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14.04 development

Postby exploder on Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:49 pm

Is anyone here participating in Ubuntu 14.04 development? Just wondering because Mint 17 will use the Ubuntu 14.04 base and it will be an LTS release. I installed 14.04 yesterday, updated 13.10 via the terminal. Normally I would have done a clean install of the daily build but since I do not currently have any DVDs this was my only option to get on the development release.

The upgrade went fairly well, all of my settings and data were preserved and of course there are some bugs at this point. The most noticeable bug was with typing my password to log on. If Plymouth displays on start up you have to click on the language setting in the greeter before you can type the password. If Plymouth does not display on start up you can type the password with no problem. Sort of an odd bug but I am sure it will get straitened out in the near future.

In Rhythmbox the volume slider keeps setting to mute by default. There is also a problem with images being displayed. All things considered there are not very many issues for being at the mid point of development. Hardware support seems on par with 13.03, 14.04 is using the 3.12 kernel currently and it will take a little time for proprietary drivers to catch up. The machine I am testing on has an NVidea GT 220 graphics card and the stock open source drivers seem to be working fine.

Anyone else participating in this development cycle?

Edit: Keep in mind that by contributing to development you are helping out all of the distributions that are based on Ubuntu. I have submitted a couple of bug reports and added to another, it only takes a few minutes of your time and you never know, it could make a difference in the final release.
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Re: 14.04 development

Postby XpRefugee on Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:23 pm

exploder,
exploder wrote:Anyone else participating in this development cycle?

Edit: Keep in mind that by contributing to development you are helping out all of the distributions that are based on Ubuntu. I have submitted a couple of bug reports and added to another, it only takes a few minutes of your time and you never know, it could make a difference in the final release.


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Re: 14.04 development

Postby RacerBG on Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:17 am

I will test 14.04 on a Virtual Box. I will post soon my little report. :)
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Re: 14.04 development

Postby RacerBG on Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:13 am

I haven't tested much but here is in short what I noticed:

Unity is now heavier, the whole system looks slow (VB with 1 GB RAM, 1 core CPU and 128 MB video memory), the filters are better and of course the new settings for Unity are welcome. But all in all for person like me - this is not enough and I will stick with distros different than Ubuntu. ;)
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Re: 14.04 development

Postby Adelante on Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:50 am

I have 14.04 installed, both Ubuntu and Lubuntu. In both cases, the first install sort of blew up after a big update came down. But I reinstalled using the respective same Iso; and no problems updating or at all with the second installations in the course of this past week. I'm looking forward to Linux Mint 17; 14.04 seems a very solid base, smooth and faster than previous releases. (Again, not Virtual Box, but installed.) Also, netflix-desktop and Amazon streaming video seem to handle better than 13.10 did on my computer, so I'm pleased on that score.
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Re: 14.04 development

Postby Condorman on Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:20 pm

RacerBG wrote:I haven't tested much but here is in short what I noticed:

Unity is now heavier, the whole system looks slow (VB with 1 GB RAM, 1 core CPU and 128 MB video memory), the filters are better and of course the new settings for Unity are welcome. But all in all for person like me - this is not enough and I will stick with distros different than Ubuntu. ;)


To be fair, Unity and Ubuntu are no longer developed with this kind of target in mind and haven't been for some time.

I've only had a play with the Live disc on my system, but so far it's faster than 13.10 for me, and generally nicer. I think it'll be a great release.

And Mint 17 will be even better. :)
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Re: 14.04 development

Postby Previous1 on Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:09 pm

To be fair, Unity and Ubuntu are no longer developed with this kind of target in mind and haven't been for some time.


If KDE can do it, why can't Unity?
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