Oneiric has poor support for AWN

Asked by Christopher on 2011-08-07

AWN is the answer to some of the frustrations in Unity, yet it's poorly supported in Oneiric. Everything functions properly in 11.04, but there needs to be some work done on libindicator3-6, as many applets require libindicator3 to function.

From what I've been reading in social media - particularly LinkedIn, there's a stampede running away from Unity and Ubuntu due to the radical changes. Not supporting AWN would be a huge mistake.

I have a clean install of Alpha 3 done today. I installed the 64 bit version knowing there would likely be more issues with it than the 32 bit one, but that's the point of testing, isn't it?

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Oneiric is in Alpha, so you WILL get issues. What did you expect from a pre-release....

Log a bug to report the issue. If you want a stable OS I suggest you stick to the stable releases and avoid the pre-release ones

Christopher (soft-kristal) said : #2

Of course I expect issues, and I have been reporting this since Alpha 1. I run Natty as my production OS.

I guess my question is if AWN will continue to be supported or will it become a deprecated package?

Sam_ (and-sam) said : #3

There is lots of porting to gnome3 going on since gnome2 is EOL.
Package in Oneiric is the same as in Natty, latest ppa is also Natty.
AWN is in universe repo, assume it isn't a priority in dev release.

> 64 bit version knowing there would likely be more issues with it than the 32 bit

Unconfirmed (not only) on current Oneiric, mem vs. 64bit is rather outdated anyway.

Can't imagine it deprecating any time soon. Keep an eye on your bug for the resolve. Gnome3 is a huge jump so I expect oneiric to be super rocky even months after release.

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