Playing with Feisty Fawn

Recently (before my tendinitis forced me to avoid using my desktop computer) I installed the beta version of Kubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn).

I thought I’d help and I used the new dist-upgrader tool. Save for some minor quirks (already reported in the appropriate bug report), everything worked rather flawlessly. The release was pretty stable already, although there are a few problems (such as not being able to scan). Also the artwork, save the new color scheme and window decoration is more or less the same as always (after tasting Oxygen I don’t want to go back to Crystal). Under the hood, however, the improvements are noticeable (X.org 7.2 and kernel 2.6.20) and also Python 2.5 ships as default version (which means I can start playing with its new features). The compositing managers Beryl and Compiz are also included in the repositories, though I find them rather useless as of now

I think it’s going to be an interesting release. As soon as it reaches the RC status I will also install it on my laptop. And of course, an obligatory screenshot showing my desktop and KDevelop 3.4 in action:

My Feisty desktop

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