After two months of development, another milestone version of Ubuntu Tweak is released: that’s Ubuntu Tweak 0.4.0!
The development of this version was taken a long time, because I was busy in my holiday and the new term of college. But I never stop developing with Ubuntu Tweak.
Now it must be the most ever powerful version. Let’s see what Ubuntu Tweak 0.4.0 like:
As you’ve known from One year old of Ubuntu Tweak, Ubuntu Tweak had been redesigned with a new GUI, now it’s more usable in some low screen resolution computer(EEE Pc etc.)
Besides, another new feature has been introduced to Ubuntu Tweak after I finished the GUI design. That’s the “Package Cleaner”.
After a long time of using Ubuntu, after many times of installing and updating, I think there’s a lot of packages that are useless in your Ubuntu, it is called the “Garbage Package”. So is the package cache.
Now you can clean up them easily through Ubuntu Tweak!
If you’re a skilled user of Ubuntu, you must know the opertions can be done by run “sudo apt-get autoremove” or “sudo apt-get clean” in termianl. But Ubuntu Tweak can do it better, you can remove the packages(or cache) in your mind.
For example, you want to remove most of the unneeded packages, but want to remain the old kernels. So you can just select what you want to remove, and click “clear”. If you do with “apt-get autoremove”, all the packages will be removed by once.
Following pictures show how you can clean up packages and cache by Ubuntu Tweak.
Ubuntu Tweak will automately list the unneeded packages(or cache), you can clean up of them by selecting what you want, or just select all.
The pictures show the old kernel can be removed.
The same to clean cache, it will free your disk space.
I hope this feature will help you to manage your Ubuntu with a better solution.
Ubuntu Tweak 0.4.0 has also many other updates, see other pictures:
More powerful Thid Party source:
I’ve made this feature more powerful, now you can get the source details. The homepage, the url, and the long description, You’ll know all thing about the sources.
By clicking the url, you can browser the packages through your web brower, so that you can determine whether this source is what you want.
Change the GNOME Panel Logo
Now you can change the logo of GNOME Panel easily!
Just prepare a png file with size 24×24, and Ubuntu Tweak can help you put it on.
Do you see that I’m using Compiz Fusion as my Panel’s Logo?
Templates and Scripts support directory now
Now you can manage them by creating folders!
If you have many templates or scripts, I think the improvement is useful to you!
New User Folder Settings
I’ve made many changes of User Folder Settings, Now with a new GUI, and you can restore the dictory to the default settings.
Oh, I forgot to tell you, Ubuntu Tweak 0.4.0 has got fully support of Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid!
If you’ve upgraded to Ubuntu 8.10, you’ll continue enjoying with Ubuntu Tweak!
Upgrade and Downloads
It’s hot and you should upgrade it immediately!
If you are use Ubuntu Tweak through its repository and you’ve upgraded to Ubuntu 8.10, please changed the sources to Intrepid:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ubuntu intrepid main
If you still using Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy, the old source is still be used.
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ubuntu hardy main
Or you want to go and download it from here: downloads
Well, tell me how do you like this version!