Introduced the first beta release of Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail). Finished test images created only for Edubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, UbuntuKylin (version for users in China), Ubuntu Cloud, Ubuntu Studio, and Xubuntu.
Ready to build Ubuntu and Ubuntu GNOME will be released on March 28, during the formation of the second beta.
At the end of the month is also expected to develop an overview of the innovations Ubuntu 13.04, which is still limited to a list of plans.
Of the innovations of Kubuntu 13.04-beta:
– celebrated component upgrade KDE to version 4.10.1;
– the delivery center management applications Muon Suite 2 RC;
– Rekonq browser update to version 2.2.1;
– the integration of full-screen applications menu Homerun (see screenshot below);
– the new multi-monitor setup configurations, delivery fonts Oxygen Sans;
– processing installation interface;
– support for access to mobile devices via MTP (used in Android 3 + instead of emulating USB-drive);
– support to boot into the UEFI Secure Boot;
– OpenJDK7 delivery as the default Java implementation;
– the transition at the core of Linux 3.8.
Of the innovations of Xubuntu 13.04-beta marked increase in the size iso-image of up to 850 MB, the return to the supply of Gnumeric and GIMP, introducing a new version of the Parole 0.5.0 and update the visual theme.
Despite the freeze on Ubuntu 13.04 on improvements and the transition to the stage of bug fixes, it is noted that prior to the release of the second beta version will be made one exception – in the distribution will include a new version of Unity shell 7. Unity of the innovations can be identified 7 integration with the new client installed by default additions (Scopes), which was planned to increase to 100, but it will be a little less. Will support smart areas (Smart Scopes) – server handler, allowing Dash to submit to certain local or external information to the definition of the order of the output areas in terms of relevance and relevance of the user. For example, if you type in the search for “The Beatles” in the first place will be withdrawn from the field of music and video that will show local and external content, such as the personal cloud storage users and from services like YouTube, Last.fm and Amazon.
In addition, funds will be expanded to control private information that will allow more control over what services to use, for example, define filters for the local and global search (in Ubuntu 12.10, you can either allow or prohibit online-search entirely). However, the default search mode in external services, which caused a wave of criticism will still be included.
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