The Ubuntu team has released Gutsy Tribe II. “The Ubuntu developers are moving very quickly to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software the Open Source Community has to offer. Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 2 is the second alpha release of Ubuntu 7.10, and with this new alpha release comes a whole host of excellent new features.”
Ubuntu Gutsy Tribe II Released
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2007-06-29 12:02 ambackdoc
Good link. Awesome stuff.
2007-06-29 1:53 pmBending Unit
Great, so now Ubuntu will be broken by default. Desktop effects doesn’t work on my computer.
2007-06-29 2:11 pmadamk
You’ve opened a bug report for that, right?
Is it just me or does Gutsy sound like Goatse?
2007-06-28 11:59 pmhelf
I’m not sure why, but always before when I ran beryl on my system, with the magic lamp animation for minimizing, it would stall right before it finished going down into the panel. The new Compiz-Fusion under Gutsy is a lot faster and smoother. Still a bit on the bumpy side with a few things, but this definitely is going to be a sweet release!
The naming convention for Ubuntu is ridiculous, stick to version numbers or at least use both.
2007-06-29 4:07 amreldruh
I hear this argument a lot and I always think that it doesn’t really hold any weight. Whether I call it Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 2 or Ubuntu 7.10 Alpha 2 it’s the same software. Even Shakespeare realized that more than 400 years ago (“a rose by any other name would smell as sweet”). And people who can’t see anything past a name would probably never use Linux anyway.
2007-06-29 4:37 amMamiyaOtaru
Yeah the names are weird. it comes up every time.
I don’t feel like redoing the formatting and link, so check out this post ( http://osnews.com/permalink.php?news_id=17682&comment_id=230189 ) for the long list of people saying the same thing.
Of course, it cuts both ways when people keep saying the same thing over and over again. They aren’t saying anything new and can be tiresome, but on the other hand, perhaps the pattern should tell Canonical something
Personally, I really don’t see the problem with codenames, especially for alphas and betas that most people shouldn’t have to care about.
2007-06-29 11:33 ampeejay
I like the names.
It sure is a lot easier to search the web for answers relating to “Feisty Fawn” than “4.0”.
2007-06-29 12:05 pmBluenoseJake
They can’t be so ridiculous, they are designed to be easy to remember, and to get people talking, and in your case, they succeeded. Oh, and probably a bit fun too.
Edited 2007-06-29 12:05
2007-06-29 1:47 pmapoclypse
It also makes it easier for people who aren’t familiar with linux to remember. The names are so off the wall that they just have to be catchy. Apple has that whole naming convention thing too. At this point they are running out of felines. What’s next MacOSX “Tabby”? Have they done Puma yet?
2007-06-29 5:57 pmpolaris20
# 6 Versions
* 6.1 Mac OS X 10.0 (Cheetah)
* 6.2 Mac OS X 10.1 (Puma)
* 6.3 Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar)
* 6.4 Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther)
* 6.5 Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)
* 6.6 Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
Yeah, 10.1. We still have lion, lynx, bobcat, etc. to go. =)
Ironically “Cheetah” was their slowest release so far.
MacBook Pro, 2.0 GHz, 2 GB of RAM
Mac OS X 10.4.10
Latest VMware Fusion
Default Ubuntu VMware config + 512 MB of RAM
Something crashes endlessly upon login. I log in as “ubuntu”, I get the little fancy window that shows what’s going on during the login process, and then it looks like X dies, and I’m brought back to the login screen.
Ubunto: the distro of choose!
2007-06-29 11:30 amhussam
distro of choose or distro of choice? 🙂
I like Compiz as much as the next guy, but enabling it as default on graphics cards (X600) where XV doesn’t work like they do now is no good. (Yes, I know it’s alpha… I’m just saying…)
Does anyone know if XV + Composite will be fixed for X600 before release or will it be disabled for X600 owners too?
2007-06-29 2:11 pmadamk
There’s a video playback plugin for compiz-fusion. It works, but requires a specially patched version of mplayer. The patch is easily available and, hopefully, the functionality will be incorporated into other media players that use X-Video.
2007-06-29 2:35 pmAnonumous
Do you mean the video plugin David Reveman posted to the compiz ml a couple of months ago? If so, that won’t do. It might be possible to patch most apps that are in the Ubuntu repos. but it would still break all the other stuff that uses XV. And that’s a no go for something if it is to be enabled by default. :/
2007-06-29 3:31 pmadamk
The original poster said that compiz-fusion would be installed by default, not enabled by default. BIG difference.
2007-06-29 4:58 pmAnonumous
It is _enabled by default_ for X600 where XV doesn’t work. That was the whole point of my post. So either it will:
A) Get fixed.
B) Be disabled for X600 in the final release.
I was wondering if anyone had any info on the work being done with XV and Composite.
Edited 2007-06-29 17:03
Can I run Tribes II on Tribe II?
early, too early for me nothing really special except the wallpaper and themes all together in the same menu..
I expected to try the 7.3 xorg without the xorg.conf and some brand new feature but ….
Later is better.
Ubuntu http://www.thecodingstudio.com/opensource/linux/screenshots/index.p… 7.10 Alpha (Tribe) 2
Kubuntu http://www.thecodingstudio.com/opensource/linux/screenshots/index.p… 7.10 Alpha (Tribe) 2
Kubuntu http://www.thecodingstudio.com/opensource/linux/screenshots/index.p… 7.10 Alpha Tribe 2
For those who don’t read the release notes, compiz-fusion will be installed by default on systems that support it. The Intel card in my laptop supports this perfectly.
Here is a video of the prerelease version of compiz-fusion: