FOSS Roundup #5 - Time to Test (Ubuntu Flavors)

FOSS Roundup #5 - Time to Test (Ubuntu Flavors)

Welcome to the fifth edition of my Weekly FOSS Roundup! We’re half-way through the Ubuntu Testing Week (March 3-10) and it’s time to start getting involved. In other news, the Xubuntu Wallpaper contest is ongoing, and there’s some updates around Bluetooth and Xfce. Here’s the latest!

The Xubuntu 22.04 Wallpaper Contest Continues

The Xubuntu 22.04 Wallpaper Contest is progressing smoothly. So far, we’ve already had 77 quality submissions from numerous contributors. Submissions are open through March 12, so it’s not too late to submit your own. Keep your submissions coming!

Xubuntu Contests
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Ubuntu Testing Week March 3-10

In less than two months, the next LTS release of Ubuntu and its many flavors will be released. Feature Freeze is behind us, so there is no better time to get started with testing. Please help make this another dependable release by taking some time to test and report any bugs you find.

Ubuntu Testing Week March 3rd-10th
Hi everyone were about 7 weeks away from the Ubuntu 22.04 LTS release. As a community we need to start testing now and find bugs so they can be addressed quickly and efficiently. So below I provided links to daily builds for Ubuntu and all the official Ubuntu flavors. Note 1: This is Alpha software…

Linux Mint is Switching to the Blueman Bluetooth Manager

Linux Mint has been using its very own Blueberry application for managing Bluetooth devices for several years now. Later this year, it looks like they’ll be switching to Blueman, the same utility found in Xubuntu and several other Linux distributions. Their move will no doubt have a positive impact on any other Blueman-using distros.

Linux Mint is Making a Major Bluetooth Change - OMG! Ubuntu!
Linux Mint 21 will ship with Blueman as its default Bluetooth manager. Mint’s lead developer cites issues with the current gnome-bluetooth backend.

This Week's Xfce Releases

The 0.9.2 release of the Xfce Terminal is a release candidate for the upcoming 1.0.0 release. It includes a number of improvements and bug fixes. Take it for a test drive to help identify and clear out the remaining bugs!

ANNOUNCE: xfce4-terminal 0.9.2 released

Xfdashboard provides a GNOME Shell-like experience for Xfce. The new 0.9.90 release is a release candidate for the upcoming 1.0.0 release. If you’re a fan of how GNOME Shell behaves but prefer to stick with Xfce, Xfdashboard is worth a look.

ANNOUNCE: xfdashboard 0.9.90 released

The Xfce Diskperf (Disk Performance) plugin displays instant disk and partition performance in the panel. The 2.7.0 release features a variety of usability and feature improvements.

ANNOUNCE: xfce4-diskperf-plugin 2.7.0 released

What I'm working on...

This week I spent extra time working on the Xubuntu Documentation updates. Chapters 7, 8, and 9 have been converted to Docbook, leaving only 8 chapters to go. I’ve got a pretty good flow for converting them now, it just depends on having a solid, uninterrupted 20-30 minutes to migrate a single chapter.

Xubuntu Documentation
Welcome! This documentation provides information on some of the most common topics on using Xubuntu. The complete set of topics is listed below. If you require help with a topic or problem that is not addressed by the documentation, you can visit the Help & Support page of the Xubuntu website for a…

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Thanks for reading. See you next week with some new and exciting Xfce and Xubuntu updates! Have a great week and stay safe out there!