October 18, 2012

Ubuntu Gnome Remix - Gnome Shell Remix ends

Below is the posting off the Gnome Shell Remix Blog post. Sad news...
Ubuntu has forked an official Ubuntu Gnome Remix to take its place.
We have to give credit to the Gnome Shell Remix team for showing there is a significant user community for the classic gnome shell.

News About The Quantal Quetzal: 12.10 by jan on 16.10.2012 at 19:34:03

With Ubuntu GNOME Remix coming together with Ubuntu 12.10, there won't be a new version of my own remix anymore.If you want to continue to use the software collection of Ubuntu GNOME Shell Remix 12.04 and 11.10, you can do so. The commands below will install the following software on Ubuntu GNOME Remix 12.10:
LibreOffice Suite and GNOME Documents (replacing Abiword and Gnumeric)
Software Center and Update Manager (replacing GNOME Software Manager)
Remmina Remote Desktop Client

# apt-get update
# apt-get -y purge gnome-software-manager abiword gnumeric
# apt-get -y install libreoffice gnome-documents remmina \
update-manager update-notifier software-center
# apt-get -y --purge autoremove

Optionally, you can add the PPA by the GNOME 3 Team to install more up to date versions of some system applications:

# apt-add-repository -y ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
# apt-get update
# apt-get -y upgrade
# apt-get -y dist-upgrade

If you want, you can also install the custom blue-colored boot splash from the previous Ubuntu GNOME Shell Remix. Just download the package and install it from here:

https://launchpad.net/~jan-hoffmann/+archive/gnome-shell/+files/gnomeshell-plymouth-theme_0.1_all.debTags: quantal - No comments

Updating from Ubuntu GNOME Shell Remix 11.10by jan on 29.05.2012 at 17:27:29

This is a guide that may help you upgrading Ubuntu GNOME Shell Remix from version 11.10 to 12.04. Please note that it is easier and recommended to upgrade by doing a fresh install. This guide involves using the command line.

The Upgrade Guide

Open the software properties application by typing the following command in a terminal window and disable all PPAs except the GNOME Shell Remix PPA, as packages from PPAs may cause problems during the update.


After doing that, enter the following commands. This will change all the package sources from the 11.10 ones to the new ones from 12.04.

sudo sed -i 's/oneiric/precise/g' /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo sed -i 's/oneiric/precise/g' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*

Update the package information:sudo apt-get updateNow you can start the upgrade:

gksu "update-manager --dist-upgrade"

The following procedure is very similar to the update procedure of a Ubuntu installation with Unity. Please note that you may have to open the command window in the upgrade dialog to complete the upgrade.

Source: http://ubuntu-gs-remix.sourceforge.net/p/blog/

Ubuntu Gnome Remix (Official Release Now)

The Ubuntu GNOME Remix is a mostly pure GNOME desktop experience built from the Ubuntu repositories. The Quantal Quetzal Beta Release of Ubuntu GNOME Remix 12.10 is a developer snapshot to give you a very early glance at the next version of Ubuntu GNOME Remix.






What's Included

  • The Ubuntu GNOME Remix ships with the GNOME 3.6 release candidate, but GNOME 3.6.0 will be available as updates immediately after the Beta release. Please see the GNOME Release Notes to see what's new in 3.6.
  • GNOME Shell 3.6 and GDM 3.6. Among other improvements, the login and lock screen have been redesigned.
  • Web (epiphany-browser).
  • Abiword for word processing and Gnumeric for spreadsheets.
  • Evolution as email client.
  • Software (gnome-package-kit), which also includes its own update manager. You can install updates by opening Software and clicking Check for Updates in the Software app menu.
  • GNOME Classic (gnome-panel 3) is included but GNOME Shell is the default session if your hardware supports it.
  • Tweak Tool and dconf Editor are provided for customizing advanced settings.
  • Cheese is a fun webcam app.
  • Gwibber allows you to easily connect via social media.
  • The complete GNOME Games collection.
  • Rhythmbox is the default music player.
  • Shotwell is the default photo manager.
  • Useful utilities like Simple Scan and Transmission.

What's Not Included

  • Some GNOME apps will not be upgraded to 3.6 for the 12.10 release. If you want these, try the GNOME3 PPA. Affected apps include Aisleriot, Nautilus, System Settings, and Totem.
  • Web does not support Flash in Ubuntu 12.10 (1001229). If you need Flash, try Firefox or Chromium.
  • Boxes is not included as it wasn't working earlier in the release cycle (1038763) . Also, qemu-linaro (qemu-kvm-spice) doesn't built on i386 in Ubuntu. qemu-kvm with spice support does build in Debian though on i386. (928432)
  • Documents is not included as it currently depends on LibreOffice, at least as packaged in Debian & Ubuntu.
  • LibreOffice is a more powerful office suite.
  • Ubuntu One is not included by default as it doesn't feel like a GNOME app.
  • If you want the GNOME Classic with-effects session to work, install compiz.
  • If you want Ubuntu-style notifications in GNOME Classic, install notify-osd.

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