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The Hardy Heron Roadmap has over 130 new ideas that have been proposed thus far.
1. User Experience,
2. Networking and Security,
3. Support

User Experience

Ubuntu Theme for 8.04
We’re getting a new theme in the next release? Ubuntu has used close to the same theme since Warty Warthog – about 3 years, The REALLY interesting bit about this is how far this reaches… proposed changes include changes to the installer, bootup screen, wallpaper, application splash screens like Gimp and OO.org, Compiz effects, cursors, and even skinning WINE! This is going to be quite a bit of work, but in the end, well worth it.

Third Party Apt

Adding a 3rd party apt repository is more difficult than needed. Editing sources.list, or adding it to the software repository via GUI is a pain. This proposal focuses on creating a standardized file format (let’s call it .install file) which would allow a user to double click on the .install file, then apt would automatically install the program, add the 3rd party repository to the sources.list and automatically manage updates, etc. Very slick idea.

Automatix-Ubuntu Team Collaboration

This is certainly a little bit controversial, since Automatix was raked over the coals for breaking upgrades to Feisty Fawn, and now they want to collaborate? Automatix makes stupid easy to install things that are in legal grey areas, such as codecs for playing commercial DVDs, or other proprietary software like Skype, Google Earth, etc. This idea would make it so that Canonical/Ubuntu does not have legal repercussions for including proprietary codecs or other software that isn’t redistributable.

Dual/Multi Monitor Gnome Configuration
Along with X.org 7.3, multiple monitor configuration within a GUI is going to be pretty awesome.

Install on an existing filesystem without overwriting /home

This is by far one of the most annoying things that I have to deal with on a regular basis. Personally, I reinstall quite often to test out new distributions. Since getting an external 320GB drive it hasn’t been quite as painful, but for most people, they might need to backup the /home directory to avoid data loss when given the chance to upgrade every 6 months.

Integrate Prefetch into Bootup
Google’s 2007 Summer of Code is adding hard disk prefetching and optimization resulting in faster bootup times for Hardy Heron.

Easy File Sharing
Make sharing files between Ubuntu machines on a LAN/WLAN easier. Duh!

Single Click Install

Enable easier installation of software from the internet.

Add Remove Software Improvements

This proposes an update to the add/remove software program, which changes it into a sort of “online storefront†where the initial screen shows screenshots, top-rated or brand new applications, etc. If this is approved and pulled off properly, could be a HUGE improvement.

Networking / Security


Dial Up Support
This will make setting up and managing Dialup and ASDL out-of-the-box, using Network Manager, very easy.
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there si more info but this was enough for me to post. i will also add this to the ubuntu resources thread.
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That's cool that there will be easier installations, I'm glad that they are revamping the boot up screen. The boot up screen has always been a little boring. This should help bring even more people to using ubuntu.
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That's cool that there will be easier installations, I'm glad that they are revamping the boot up screen. The boot up screen has always been a little boring. This should help bring even more people to using ubuntu.
I edit my grub menu.lst and rid the splash... I like to see whats going on during boot...
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i know you would post in here as soon as you got on.
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I edit my grub menu.lst and rid the splash... I like to see whats going on during boot...
Seeing a bunch of numbers and letters during boot is just plain awesome. Splash screens are so Windows and utterly boring.
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Very good news to here but I prefer stability, performance, and support over looks. They should focus on those aspects until completed and then focus on the eye-candy.
    
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Very good news to here but I prefer stability, performance, and support over looks. They should focus on those aspects until completed and then focus on the eye-candy.
i think they have done a good job with stability, performance, and support. and every one seems to want a change in how it looks now.
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i think they have done a good job with stability, performance, and support. and every one seems to want a change in how it looks now.
If people want a change, simply download a theme. Or better yet just use Art Manager. I understand if they want a change in looks but they can do so themselves within 2 minutes. They should not focus on looks until they got everything else flawless as looks are easily changeable by the end-user. I think soon some distributions will become similar to Vista where it looks amazing but is not quite up to par.
    
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If people want a change, simply download a theme. Or better yet just use Art Manager. I understand if they want a change in looks but they can do so themselves within 2 minutes. They should not focus on looks until they got everything else flawless as looks are easily changeable by the end-user. I think soon some distributions will become similar to Vista where it looks amazing but is not quite up to par.
If you want stability use Slack or Debian Etch... Ubuntu is based on Debian and uses some bleeing edge stuff..... Disable the the unsupported updates in your software sources and don't whine...
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