Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Mar 2008 14:04 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu It is that time of year again: a new Ubuntu release is upon us. The beta version of Ubuntu 8.04 was released a few days ago, so I decided to give it a try and see what new features and improvements they have shoved into this one. As always, this is as much a preview of the latest GNOME release (2.22) as it is of Ubuntu itself. Read on for the preview.
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by protomank on Wed 26th Mar 2008 16:23 UTC
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I've upgraded to Hardy because my HP LCD 17" wasn't well detected in Gutsy and I had to use xrandr to get full screen (without a black border on left side) that just gave problems with compisite extensions. Now X is working fine and I'm working on native resolution and even can use compiz.

But yes, this is a very buggy release, but here is the thing, it seems related to gtk. I have KDE4 installed and it's apps just run fine and smooth, except for some freezes I had that seems related to openGL screensaver, there where some updates in xserver instel drivers yesterday that hopefully fixed this.

But gnome apps sometimes just... stop to think for some seconds (10~30) and then restart as everthing was normal. And more strangely, I have a firefox beta3 installed from site (not the package that comes with ubuntu). And it suffers from the same problem, mostly in the save dialog. It is strange because it comes with a built-in gtk, so probably the small things it uses from the native gtk (theme and file dialog) are giving it problems.

I hope this gets fixed soon, otherwise I'll have to use konqueror or opera and avoid any gtk app.. gladly I am a KDE user ;)

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