Ubuntu 16.04 Beta1 Flavors Are Available To Download

We are one more step close to the final release of Ubuntu 16.04 ‘Xenial Xerus‘ by the release of 16.04 Beta 1. Ubuntu flavors has taken part in this Beta release. But as we know Ubuntu only takes part in Beta 2 release that is set to come on 24, March. All Ubuntu flavors give information of what’s going to be in the final release by the Beta releases.

What’s New In Ubuntu 16.04 Beta 1 Flavors

Ubuntu 16.04 release is being expected to bring something new, interesting and obviously useful for Ubuntu users. These flavors Beta releases shows us what’s going to be in the final release. So let’s look at what’s new in Ubuntu 16.04 Beta 1 release.

Xubuntu 16.04 Beta 1

Xubuntu 16.04 Beta 1 has the new versions of applications and Xubuntu 16.04 will not have a default media manager installed; this is already reflected in the Beta 1 images.

Lubuntu 16.04 Beta 1

Lubuntu 16.04 Beta 1 is not shipping with any new features. There are only some bug fixes so if you’re hoping to get something different in this version then don’t.

Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 Beta 1

Ubuntu GNOME includes software updates and also Ubuntu GNOME has replaced Ubuntu Software Center.

Updates –

  • GNOME Shell 3.18
  • Most of GNOME 3.18
  • GNOME Software has replaced Ubuntu Software Center
  • GNOME Calendar and GNOME Logs are installed by default
  • GNOME Builder (IDE) is now available in the archives
  • gnome-control-center sharing panel has been fixed
  • Experimental wayland session is now available. Install gnome-session-waylandand then select “GNOME on wayland” from login screen (Only works with OSS GPU drivers).

Ubuntu MATE 16.04 Beta 1

Ubuntu MATE 16.04 Beta 1 has the long list changes. Ubuntu MATE Beta 1 comes with new feature ‘Software Boutique’.

  • Ubuntu MATE Welcome 16.04.3
    • Added the Software Boutique which now contains ~120 applications.
    • Added the ability to launch applications from the Software Boutique.
    • Added category filtering to the Software Boutique.
    • Added expandable/collapsible More Details for each application listed in the Software Boutique.
    • Added screenshots for applications listed in the Software Boutique.
    • Added subscribe to updates for Ubuntu MATE Welcome to ensure you always have the latest version of Ubuntu MATE Welcome and Software Boutique, including new application listings and translations.
    • Added highlighting of installed applications listed in the Software Boutique.
    • Added a spinner while applications are being installed using the Software Boutique.
    • Added Raspberry Pi 2 specific features and documentation, including automatic partition resizing.
    • Fixed the toggling of Proprietary software in the Software Boutique.
    • Improved the Software Boutique by always showing software categories at the top of the window.
    • Assorted bug fixes and improvements.
  • Updated MATE Desktop 1.12.1
    • MATE Desktop CPU resource requirements have been reduced across the board.
    • Updated Caja to 1.12.4
    • Fixes a segfault on start-up.
    • Fixes a segfault when the python-caja extension is enabled.
    • Fixes a segfault when restoring files that have special characters in their name from the Trash.
    • Fixes some memory leaks.
    • Updated Pluma to 1.12.2
    • Fix missing icon in the Python console plugin list.
    • Fix possible use-after-free in incremental searches.
    • Updated Eye of MATE to 1.12.2
    • Fixes an integer overflow when allocating a large block of memory during a Print Preview.
    • Assorted minor fixes and optimizations.
  • Added MATE Dock Applet 0.67 developed by Robin Thompson.
    • configurable dock applet that can be placed on any panel, in any orientation.
  • Added Topmenu Applet 0.2.1 developed by Javier S. Pedro
    • Gtk+ module that allows placing a global menu in MATE panel applets.
    • The Ubuntu MATE team also added lxpanel-plugin-topmenu and xfce4-topmenu-plugin to the Debian and Ubuntu archives so those desktops can benefit too.
  • Ubuntu MATE Settings 16.04.2
    • Added Mutiny panel layout which showcases mate-dock-applet and topmenu-gtk.
    • The traditional GNOME2 style two-panel layout is and will continue to be, the default.
  • Updated Ubuntu MATE Artwork to 16.04.2

Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 Beta 1

Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 Beta 1 has been released with updates to the applications and some bug fixes.

  • ubuntukylin-theme updated to 1.5.0
  • ubuntukylin-theme updated to 1.5.0
  • ubuntukylin-default-settings updated to 1.3.12
  • ubuntu-kylin-software-center, updated to 1.3.7
  • youker-assistant, updated to 2.0.6
  • indicator-china-weather, updated to 2.1.4
  • Add a new package to provide a new login interface :
  • kylin-greeter
  • Add a new lockscreen for unity7, and use it in the Ubuntu Kylin default
  • ubuntukylin-default-settings updated to 1.3.12
  • ubuntu-kylin-software-center, updated to 1.3.7
  • youker-assistant, updated to 2.0.6
  • indicator-china-weather, updated to 2.1.4

Add a new package to provide a new login interface :

  • kylin-greeter
    • a lightdm greeter for kylin sytle base on unity-greeter

Add a new lockscreen for unity7, and use it in the Ubuntu Kylin default

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