Kubuntu Distro Sprint

This last week was the Ubuntu distro sprint, where a bunch of core Ubuntu developers get locked in a bland hotel in a bland part of London (which was overcast for the whole week with no variation in weather) and told to work on things in return for Amarulla.

So here's the first exciting screenshot of the new Kubuntu live CD installer. Not much else to see just now.

For those who have been complaining on kubuntu-users the media:/ ioslave now shows hard disks thanks to split privilages HAL.

I also got the KDE frontend to NetworkManager successfully working, and seems to work just as well as the existing Gnome frontend. Unfortunately it needs CVS NetworkManager so it won't make it into dapper.

Meanwhile mornfall started work on a simplified app installer for Adept.

And in New Zealand one time Gnome release dude got a hair cut (or as some person here said on seeing some after photos "who's that"). The story can be found on Aaron's blog on planet.kde.org.

And the Ubuntu package build servers got moved from the Katie system to all new Soyuz system. Latest word is that things seem to be working. Look.. buildlogs!


Is there a homepage set up for knetworkmanager? Or would you like to add it to kde-apps.org?

I'm interested to test it for Fedora Core 5 (once it is published) and to package it for fedora-extras if it fits to the network-manager version of fc5.


By liquidat at Sat, 02/04/2006 - 18:02

so kubuntu users will be stuck with the gnome network manager? aah, with the gtk-qt theme it'll integrate quite decent. tough, i hope it has proper support for a transparant kicker and stuff like that...

anyway, i'm really looking forward to kubuntu 6.04, as i hope it'll be more mature as the 5.10 release, and a serious ubuntu alternative.

By superstoned at Sat, 02/04/2006 - 18:42

Really nice work, especially the networkmanager frontend.

But I think the wording in the live CD installer is a little rude.
It might be a interpretation problem due to not being an English native speaker, but IMHO "Identify yourself" feels like a command.

By krake at Sat, 02/04/2006 - 18:49

Why don't you use the Debian port of SUSE's Yast installer, since it is based on qt/KDE and is very mature and robust?

I understand it's complex, but anything that excels at configuring hardware and system settings will never be "easy to maintain". IMHO starting an installer from scratch will only yield a half-baked solution that will get abandoned as soon as it starts tackling the more thorny issues that YAST has already solved.

By vladc at Sat, 02/04/2006 - 21:10

I only can see the first photo, please fix this.

By paloseco at Mon, 02/06/2006 - 12:27