Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Ubuntu One shutting down

Ubuntu One is about to close. Canonical can't continue offering this service anymore. This is really annoying to all of us, who trusted in their (excellent, by the way) service, the high transfer ratio and the space. But for this blog this can be awful, because all the links in this site are pointing to files hosted in this service, and now I have to migrate all of them.

I'd like to apologize for advance if any link may be unavailable, it'll be temporary. I'll ask for your comprehension and I'm open to any advice or call of attention at any missing link. Don't hesitate to ping me about broken links, I'll fix them as soon as posible.

You can read all the information at the Ubuntu One blog.

Box theme 0.45

Only two for the forthcoming Trusty Tahr release, and as I promised, I uploaded Box 0.45 with full support for dark panels, including icons for both panels, themes for dark and light panels, and a smaller version of the Openbox theme. Changes in this package:

  • added dark panel gtk theme
  • added matching white panel icons
  • small and big versions of window controls
  • complete set of stock and gnome icons
  • fixes for gtkheaderbar (client side decorations)
  • full suppot for Unity, XFCE and Gnome
  • added 3rd party applications extra icons




And more to come. Please, feel free to test it on every Linux desktop. Grab both packages at the downloads section, decompress and enjoy!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Trusty Tahr β2

Almost there! A new beta has been released at the mirrors, Lubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr beta 2. You already know all the stuff: a few improvements, updated packages, lots of fixes, etc. Look, we were busy:

  • pcmanfm 1.2.0 (folder settings, dual pane view, menu editing)
  • artwork (new icons, theme update, more compatibilities)
  • new interface for lxsession-default-apps
  • firefox fixings

But still beta, remember. Don't use in a productive system. Download ISOs from here. Read the release notes here. The schedule calendar is here.

Monday, March 24, 2014

PCManFM actions

PCManFM is the default file & desktop manager for Lubuntu. It's a simple and fast file manager, but its simplicity is now enhanced by providing us the unlimited power of customized actions, like other file managers (Nautilus, Thunar, etc). For that purpose I made another Trips and Tricks section, called Actions.


This feature (available on recent versions of PCManFM and Lubuntu 14.04) will allow you to do virtually everything, like converting MP3 to OGG, MP4 to AVI, compress a JPEG, reduce a PDF size, send a file via bluetooth, etc. For now only a couple of actions are included for now. If you made nice actions, please share with us and the entire world sending them. I'll add them to the list, and we hope it gets bigger and more complete. Share!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Countdown clock

I'd like to thank our friend and collaborator Corbin Davenport for this. Specially when I used to be a pain in the neck, asking for the new clock day after day, and I must say the result is, as always, really amazing (have a look on your right). You can use it on your own website. Just copy and paste this HTML code:

<iframe src="http://ubuntuone.com/2mnKK5WN8YIBIS4TCtBBuD" style="width:170px; height:128px; border:1px;">There was an error loading the countdown.</iframe>

If you want the original clocks (for Ubuntu too) watch this at Corbin's website. Lubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) wil be released following the general Ubuntu release schedule (more or less). Check it out at the release table for dates.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Dark panel theme

Due to popular demand, another variant was added to the Box theme for Lubuntu. Now you can use dark panels and adapted icons aswell. These modifications will be available in the downloads sections very soon. Also, the upcoming release of Lubuntu will include it.


 This is how the panel looks with both themes:


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

[Results] Community wallpaper contest

The results are in and the winners are... or rather, the winner is:

Cleide Isabel! She managed to grab the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place with her photos: 'Vista Do Fitz Roy', 'Vale', 'Arvore', 'Daisie' and 'Copan02'.


http://picompete.com/contest/results/1311/lubuntu-14-04-community-wallpaper-contest/

Congratulations! Full results and statistics can be viewed over at Picompete by clicking here.

A big thank you goes out to Guillaume (the owner of Picompete) who once again helped us host our community contest. Guillaume is not only a supporter of Lubuntu but also a supporter of open source, and he welcomes other open source projects to use his service free of charge.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest by either submitting wallpapers or voting. We really enjoy letting you all be a part of Lubuntu in some way and that's why we do this contest. Thank you all for your continued support!