This week we saw lots of interesting activities in FOSS. Here is our weekly roundup of the key FOSS events this week.
- Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Beta 2 Released
The second beta of Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx was released yesterday. Although it has some small changes, it does not have any striking difference from the earlier Beta 1. If you are using Ubuntu 10.04 Beta 1 with regular updates, there is no need to install the Beta 2 for you. You can read more here.
- Songbird Decides to Drop Linux Support
The Pioneers of the Inevitable announced that the Mozilla XULRunner based music player, Songbird, will no longer be supported in Linux. This decision has been blamed on the lack of developers and their inability to continue maintaining Songbird in Linux at the same level as that in Windows and Mac OS X. An active Songbird developer has already forked the Songbird project and named it Nightingale. You can read more about it here.
- Firefox in Ubuntu 10.04 is Going To Use Google Search
Canonicals retracted their earlier decision to use Yahoo! as the default search in Firefox that comes with Ubuntu 10.04. Firefox in Ubuntu 10.04 will now use Google as the default search. You can read more here.
Tips & Features
- Install The Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Bisigi Themes In Karmic
There are a lot of people still using Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic and they might want to use the updated Bisigi themes but that’s not easy – the new PPA is only for Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid and also Karmic doesn’t have the latest Murrine engine so the themes won’t work – but there is a way to do it. Read more about it at WebUpd8.
- Installation and Getting Started with Firebug