Linked by John Mills on Tue 13th Feb 2007 21:49 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "The Ubuntu Technical Board has made two technical decisions of which we would like to inform the Ubuntu community. Both of these decisions concern the upcoming 7.04 release of Ubuntu, scheduled for mid-April." Ubuntu 7.04 will not activate binary video drivers by default, essentially meaning nothing will change from the previous releases. The second change is a major blow to the PowerPC architecture and thus owners of Apple PPC hardware: "The PowerPC edition of Ubuntu will be reclassified as unofficial. The PowerPC software itself and supporting infrastructure will continue to be available, and supported by a community team." Translation: Ubuntu PPC can shake hands with the dodo.
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RE: Not the end of the world people
by mjg59 on Tue 13th Feb 2007 23:58 UTC in reply to "Not the end of the world people"
mjg59
Member since:
2005-10-17

Simple things like Graphical grub splash screens are not enabled by default in Ubuntu because it is blank on certain PPC hardware.

We don't support grub on any PPC hardware, so that's not why we made that decision. In fact, I'm not aware of a single feature that's been dropped because of PPC support.

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SEJeff Member since:
2005-11-05

ok I was wrong. I read something once on #ubunut-devel about splash screens on PPC not working and assumed it was grub.

You would know.

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Constantine XVI Member since:
2006-11-02

Speaking of grub splashes, is there any reason we don't use a nicer-looking GRUB like in SuSE/SLED?

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