Parole 0.4.0 Available – Testers Needed!

Parole 0.4.0 has finally been released, and with it a ton of new features and fixes.  Here’s what’s new, and what it should do.  If you’re interested in checking out the latest and greatest of lightweight media players, read on! Continue reading Parole 0.4.0 Available – Testers Needed!

MenuLibre Now Available for Ubuntu 12.10

Good news! MenuLibre, your favorite application menu editor, is now available for Ubuntu 12.10 “Quantal Quetzal”. Same installation instructions still apply:

Just add the PPA (12.04 and 12.10) and install using these simple commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:menulibre-dev/devel
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install menulibre

Now, I’ve just got to find everyone that’s been looking for the Quantal version.  If you know anyone that’s been looking for it, give them the good news!  And should you stumble across any bugs, report them here.  Thanks!

Xubuntu 12.10 Arrives in Style

You’ve waited patiently for the last six months for the latest and greatest in Xfce and Xubuntu.  October 18th has come and gone and the wait is over. Now presenting Xubuntu 12.10, featuring XFCE 4.10 in its most polished and optimized configuration… Continue reading Xubuntu 12.10 Arrives in Style

Ubuntu App Showdown: MenuLibre (Updated)

The Ubuntu App Showdown is already one week in.  After one week of development, the menu editor MenuLibre has seen significant progress and is coming along nicely.

UPDATED:  Two weeks into the Ubuntu App Showdown and MenuLibre is very nearly finished.  A lot has changed in just one week, including a new, powerful breadcrumb navigation.  See the updated screenshots below!

Why a menu editor?  The current offering, Alacarte, is buggy and doesn’t quite meet the needs of any Ubuntu project.  Unity’s quicklists are one of its greatest assets, yet there is no way to edit them (except manually) or with external applications.  For the lightweight distributions, Alacarte is a headache because of it’s heavy GNOME requirements.  MenuLibre seeks to satisfy all camps.  Continue on for some screenshots! Continue reading Ubuntu App Showdown: MenuLibre (Updated)