De tweede update van elementary OS versie 0.3, ook bekend onder de naam Freya, is uitgekomen. Elementary OS is een op Ubuntu gebaseerde Linux-distributie, die als doel heeft om met Pantheon een consistente en simpele desktopomgeving te bieden. Andere typerende kenmerken zijn de dock Plank, de webbrowser Midori en de eenvoudige text editor Scratch. Versie 0.3.2, die drie maanden na versie 0.3.1 komt, wordt met de volgende uitgavenotities geleverd:
Freya 0.3.2 Released
Just in time for the holidays, it’s a new release of elementary OS! Freya 0.3.2 is a minor release, mostly focused around solving some issues folks have had with UEFI & SecureBoot, but we’ve also managed to sneak in some internationalization updates and a couple new features.
EFI & SecureBoot
With the help of incredibly useful tips, advice, and code snippets from Antoni Norman (aka Pinguy), Cody has almost completely rewritten our .iso build system since 0.3.1. We’ve tested these new builds on 64-bit (U)EFI, and BIOS machines, with and without internet, with SecureBoot and legacy boot, and everything in between. No more infamous GRUB boot error!
Internationalization & Translations
We’ve recently been working much more closely with Leonardo Lemos and Maxim Taranov (aka PNG) on improving support for internationalization in elementary OS. We’ve uncovered some parts of the OS that weren’t being made available for translation and solved some tricky cases involving pluralization. Also, we’ve had reports of the installer not playing nice with languages other than English and Spanish. We’ve decided to include the language packs for 22 additional, prominent languages, slightly increasing the size of the download but addressing this major issue. In short, this and future releases of elementary OS are getting better at speaking your language!
Of course, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to sneak in a few refinements and new features. The applications menu now lists settings separately from apps in search results and will also return results for actions from apps’ quicklists, like “Compose Message” from Geary and “New Document” from Scratch. Also, we’ve decided to tuck away some utilities like the archive manager and font viewer; they’re still available from Files and search, but we don’t clutter up your applications menu with them any more. We’ve also fixed some minor visual issues with dark apps and refined shadows on windows, the panel, and a number of other places.