Weekly Update

Just a quick update on progress since releasing the initial alpha build.

Response has been phenomenal since the listing on Distrowatch. We’re not on the database yet, but we have been noticed – over 5,000 website hits on the first day was great to see. I hope a few of you stay around long enough for the next release!

I am currently rebuilding ChameleonOS on the final and stable release of Unity – 2010.1. I will be creating customized bootsplash sequences to complete the branding and adding to the application selection with Guyadeque music player and library, Abiword and Pidgin amongst the more noticeable additions. I’ll also be tweaking some of the internals to get a more rounded finish especially menu categories and mime type associations.

I have nearly completed work on a battery monitor written in bash using Zenity to draw the status bar icon. It’s light-weight and uses acpi to gauge battery readings and notifies when levels drop below 20%, 10% and 5% respectively.

I will be tweaking LXSkins to reduce code repetition and add a facility to share skins with others. There are one or two inconsistencies and errors in the code that need sorting out too. I would really like the wider community to get involved in creating and sharing skins in future. I will include the ipad skin (ichameleon) and possibly a couple more.

Finally, I will be creating some menu entries for web-apps to popular sites eg GMail, Facebook and Twitter to give a hint of cloud support.

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