Catching Up with Mugshot 0.3.0

It’s been quite a while since I’ve made a proper release announcement for Mugshot. My last announcement was for 0.2.3, and since then we’ve had two stable and one development release. What have you missed?

Catching Up with Mugshot 0.3.0

What’s New?

New Features

  • Mugshot’s license statement has been updated, and is now licensed under the GPL version 3 or newer.
  • As of 0.3.0, the camera is now powered by Cheese and Clutter.  There is an important note about Clutter support below.

Bug Fixes

  • LP: #1310634: Mugshot does not correctly expand user details
  • LP: #1311938: Remove hard dependency on AccountsService
  • LP: #1315709: Fix timeout by using non-interactive chfn
  • LP: #1353530: Fixes startup and improves usability for LDAP users and other users where user details are not properly parsed
  • LP: #1414443: Camera doesn’t initialize

Known Issues

  • LP: #1462445, GNOME: #754640: Some users may find that Mugshot freezes when capturing a photo. This is a known issue in Clutter that seems to affect other applications as well.  To work around this, launch Mugshot with:
    CLUTTER_BACKEND=x11 mugshot


The latest version of Mugshot can be downloaded from Launchpad.  Ubuntu 15.10 “Wily Werewolf” users can install Mugshot 0.3.0 from the repositories:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mugshot