Showing posts with label ubuntu tweak. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ubuntu tweak. Show all posts

Monday 22 October 2012

Ubuntu Tweak Development Will Continue

Three days ago, Ubuntu Tweak developer Tualatrix had posted a blog post mentioning that the Ubuntu Tweak will no longer be developed but he has now changed his mind and has decided to continue the development because of support he received.

The developer writes
You made me know that Ubuntu Tweak is still valuable, and as the first software project I made 5 years ago, it is just like my baby, I don’t really want to give up the development.

and thanks all the good people who left the message for him and forked the app in github.

The blog post also mentions
Back to 5 years ago, I developed it just because of my practice on Linux programming, I felt freedom when I make things on Linux (Although I didn’t have developing experience on Windows and Mac then). But now I don’t feel any freedom about developing this software any more. The initial motivation is changed, and I’m still looking for new motivation.

Overall, he is not too satisfied with his current overload for working on this personal project while still managing time for his job and personal life.

Anyway, Ubuntu Tweak 0.8.1 is out and you can download from PPA.

PPA DEB link

Release Notes


Saturday 20 October 2012

Ubuntu Tweak Will No Longer Be Developed

Comes as a very sad news but Ubuntu Tweak developer has decided to stop the development of Ubuntu Tweak. Tualatrix Chou writes in a blog post:

" I want to stop the development and maintenance of Ubuntu Tweak. This means you will not be able to use “Apps” (Since it is a web service), I will not response for the bug report, the last commit of the code will be: Add cache support for Apps, only available in Ubuntu 12.10, so sad".

While the developer writes the reason as If making free software is not free any more, why still doing this?, I found the whole post quite cryptic.

One of his friend mentions that Ubuntu Tweak, though being a great app has not been included in the official source which is a really depressing thing.