We had reported earlier that the backup tool, Deja Dup, has a very strong possibility of being included by default in Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot”. In the GNOME mailing list, Deja Dup developer, Michael Terry, has announced that it has been included by default in Ubuntu 11.10.
Michael Terry made the announcement while applying for Deja Dup to be included as part of GNOME. This is what his message said:
Here’s a quick thousand foot view:
- Homepage here: https://launchpad.net/deja-dup
- It’s a backup program aimed at non-technical users.
- It’s a graphical wrapper and policy manager for the backup program duplicity.
- It’s included by default in Fedora 13 on and will be default in Ubuntu 11.10.
- It follows the GNOME schedule and best practices already.
The inclusion of Deja Dup in Ubuntu 11.10 is a very good move by the Ubuntu developers. With so much importance being placed on data, a simple backup tool which just works for everyone is a very essential application. Although accepted, Deja Dup is not yet ready for Ubuntu 11.10. It will have to support Ubuntu One and the CD size issue that we had talked about extensively have to be sorted out first.
Terry also announced some details of the future direction that Deja Dup is taking. In the next major version (20.0), Deja Dup will be redesigned to make it more invisible and to make it act and look more like a part of the operating system rather than a separate application.
You can view screenshots of Deja Dup here.