GNOME Web, also known as ‘Epiphany’, now allows system web apps to run on other Linux desktops, positioning the app as a rival to Electron.
GNOME Music is a capable music player for the GNOME desktop, but it lacks many of the features that make rival apps like Rhythmbox and Clementine so popular. I might be old school but I still to use a desktop media player to play local media files on my Ubuntu desktop, and not solely subsist on streaming those […]
Ubuntu’s Snap packages will now work on other Linux distros. Snapd, the tool powering them, has been ported to Arch, Gentoo and Fedora among others.
This post, Ubuntu Snap Apps Can Run On (Pretty Much) ANY Linux Distro, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Band aids, that’s the name of Canonical’s latest Ubuntu Phone developer initiative. In an e-mail sent to various Ubuntu Phone mailing lists Canonical’s Julia Palandri explained more: Many of us are avid users of the Ubuntu phone on a daily basis. And we know there are some rough edges to take care of. Rhe canonical […]
This post, Ubuntu Phone Bands Aids — Bitesize Bugs That Anyone Can Help Fix, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Nautilus is to add batch renaming in GNOME 3.22. The feature lets you rename multiple files at the same time, something the current version doesn’t support.
This post, Linux Users Stunned As Nautilus ADDS a New Feature, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Want to help test a new version of Ubuntu Software? Will Cooke, Ubuntu desktop manager, posted a call for testing on his Google+ page, where he explains: “Before we push this in to proposed for Xenial, we’re looking for people to play with a new release of Software for Ubuntu. There have been a lot of changes […]
This post, Be Brave — Help Test a New Version of Ubuntu Software, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
A number of welcome desktop integration features arrive in the latest ‘micro release’ of Snappy. Snapd 2.0.5 enables software packaged in the new format to display indicator applets in the system tray and deliver native system notifications. Improved support for the AppMenu DBus API, which is used by many Electron apps, also makes this release. While these changes sound small on their own […]
This post, Snaps Can Now Integrate With Unity 7 Desktop Features, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Last week saw planning for the Ubuntu 16.10 development cycle get underway last week as the Ubuntu Online Summit, The three-day long event provides us with a rough map on the direction the ‘Yakkety Yak’ is headed and what it means for you. I thought I’d plot some of the sketchy mile markers here, in a post for OMG! Ubuntu!, […]
A newer, flatter GTK theme will ship as part of Linux Mint 18 ‘Sarah.’ Showing off progress made on the theme in a new blog post, project lead Clement Lefebvre says the new “Mint Y” theme is inspired by recent design trends towards flatter UI elements. It is based off of the (incredibly) popular Arc GTK theme. Mint […]
A couple of days back we mentioned that big ol’ design rejig is headed to Ubuntu Scopes. More details about the ‘design evolution of Ubuntu Scopes’ was shared by the Canonical design and engineering teams at the Ubuntu Online Summit. Why the need for a change? Th usual mix of user-testing, developer feedback, design review. Perhaps it’s best put by the Canonical […]