Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Aug 2006 09:58 UTC, submitted by Philipp Esselbach
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS, the first maintenance release of "Dapper Drake". This release includes both installable Desktop CDs and alternate text-mode installation CDs for several architectures, for Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Edubuntu. Xubuntu is also included, although commercial support for it is not available from Canonical."
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SLAB in Ubuntu ?
by searly on Thu 10th Aug 2006 12:15 UTC
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Just a question, do you know if the "Slab" (the new suse gnome menu) is in that release and if search (that is beagle) is just as well integrated in this release as it is in SLED - just curious.

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RE: SLAB in Ubuntu ?
by siimo on Thu 10th Aug 2006 12:35 in reply to "SLAB in Ubuntu ?"
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nope SLAB is not in this release. This is simply a security updated point release for dapper. Think of it like a windows CD that includes service pack.

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RE: SLAB in Ubuntu ?
by Corey on Thu 10th Aug 2006 15:40 in reply to "SLAB in Ubuntu ?"
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SLAB most likely won't be default in ubuntu at all ever since it requires mono. Even the version of beagle that comes default with ubuntu is a precompiled library that doesn't require the mono package to be installed. There is however an effort to create a similar panel applet to SLAB that is ubuntu-centric called the Ubuntu System Panel. Its at version 0.31 now and is already very usable

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RE[2]: SLAB in Ubuntu ?
by the_thunderbird on Thu 10th Aug 2006 16:14 in reply to "RE: SLAB in Ubuntu ?"
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Actually we're on the 0.33 - 0.34 release now. ;) I haven't had much chance to work on it lately, but I certainly use it a lot ;)

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RE[2]: SLAB in Ubuntu ?
by thebluesgnr on Thu 10th Aug 2006 17:39 in reply to "RE: SLAB in Ubuntu ?"
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Slab is written in C and doesn't require Mono. But even if it did, Ubuntu edgy will install mono by default.

The beagle library you're refering to is a C wrapper to beagle. It's only used when the beagle daemon is running, and as you know that requires mono.

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RE[2]: SLAB in Ubuntu ?
by aent on Fri 11th Aug 2006 04:10 in reply to "RE: SLAB in Ubuntu ?"
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Mono is already included on the default installation of Ubuntu Edgy betas, and Slab is written in C. I personally don't like the usability of the new slab menu. It seems like it brings the problems with the Windows start menu and combines them with the problems of the Mac menu. To me personally, it feels like the worst of both worlds. I love the current menu, which feels like a much improved version of the Windows start menu. Some quick launch applications at the top of the menu would be nice, but I think its important to keep the fast and easy menu categorization for all program, including the lesser used programs, and not hiding them away in another window like OS X does. I love the current menu and hope that the slab menu is rejected by the community. Usability wise, it feels horrible to me. Sure, it does look good and have all of the next generation features, but thats about it. I hope it gets revamped to make launching applications that aren't pinned easier and have better categorization of everything.

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