Along with a sneak preview of our official Bionic mascot, it’s a short update this week as we’re all heads-down in bug fixing mode. There are a couple of links to check out if you’re interested in what sort of data we want to collect about hardware and setup, with links to the source.
The Community Theme has been rebased on GNOME Shell 3.27.93 and switched to Bionic.
We’ve landed the first changes to the installer to gather some information about how the install has been configured. This data will be written to a file and will be viewable before being sent via a “first run wizard” which is under development.
The tool which gathers hardware information is being developed here. On that page you can see an example of the sort of data that will be reported.
The big news of the last few weeks is that Firefox is now available as a snap direct from Mozilla. If you like living life on the edge, then check out version 60 (also the next ESR release) which is available in the edge channel for testing.
To install it simply type:
sudo snap install --edge firefox
If you’d like to discuss any of the topics in this update, you can do so via the Community Hub: https://community.ubuntu.com/t/desktop-weekly-update-23-march-2018/4794
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