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GTK+3's "appmenu" has landed in Oneiric Ocelot

Appmenu Oneiric

Ubuntu 11.10, Oneiric Ocelot, is just an ALPHA 1, but, judging its daily work-flow, is clear that Oneiric is quite a busy cycle.

This weeks have been mainly about this transition process from GNOME/GTK 2.3.x to GNOME/GTK 3, and, after the light themes, Unity and numerous apps, the "stuff" that was missing has finally arrived: the application indicators (including appmenu) have been ported to GTK+3, and, the first visible thing that pleases the eye is the visual aspect of Ambiance and Radiance (they are looking great!).

Unity 3D 4.0.1 has landed in Oneiric Ocelot with GTK+3 in mind

Unity 3D 4.0.1

Ubuntu 11.10 has already received "Unico", the new GTK+3 engine, Ambiance and Radiance have been ported to GTK+3, and, just now, Unity 3D 4.0.1 has landed in Oneiric with GTK+3 in mind.

Unity 3D 4.0.1 is the first actual release in Oneiric (the previous Unity versions that landed in Oneiric were just stable release updates, they were mainly bug fixes for Natty's Unity).

"Ayatana Overlay Scrollbars" extends its support in Ubuntu 11.10 (Terminal, Eye of GNOME, FBReader, Banshee, etc)

Ambiance and Radiance have recently been ported to GTK+3, and, along with them, Ayatana Overlay Scrollbars.

Ayatana Overlay Scrollbars were first featured in Natty Narwhal, but they were mainly focused on a few GTK-based apps, consequently, apps like Chromium, LibreOffice, Eye of GNOME, Mozilla Firefox, Terminal, etc were left to receive support in Oneiric Ocelot.

New applications are now using this fancy scrollbars:

LightDM 0.4 released

LightDM, Oneiric's default display manager, has been updated to 0.4 version in both Oneiric and Natty Narwhal.

There are no major UI changes (LightDM is supposed to look shiny Unity-like), but only some optimizations.

If you want to keep up with the latest LightDM version and benefit from all the probably coming bling, you can install LightDM in Natty via its official PPA .

Deja Dup has just received Ubuntu One support (Oneiric Ocelot)

Deja Dup 19.2 (not yet default in Oneiric) has received Ubuntu One support as a backup storage location (automatically copies backup files to one's Ubuntu One).

To install Deja Dup, just visit Ubuntu Software Center, then search&install Deja Dup.

An awesome surprise is the integration of "Backup" (Deja Dup) into the System Settings (click the top-right shutdown icon-->System Settings)

Linux kernel 3.0 has just landed in Oneiric Ocelot

Linux Kernel 3.0 Oneiric Ocelot

Oneiric Ocelot has just made a big jump from Linux kernel 2.6.39 to 3.0 version, so, if you use/test Ubuntu 11.10 ALPHA 1 you should receive the new 3.0 kernel.

Regarding the 3.0's newness, Linus Torvalds explains that there is "NOTHING. Absolutely nothing" new, 3.0 "is *just* about renumbering", but "we have the usual two thirds driver changes, and a lot of random fixes", so "no magical new features".