Unity 5.2发布

On 2012年02月1日, in soft, by netoearth

Unity 5.2 is released and it brings in some much needed features to Ubuntu’s Unity shell. The new upgraded Unity comes with multi-monitor support and there is this tiny little Unity launcher related hack that is going to make the lives of so many Ubuntu users a wee bit easier. 

What’s New in Unity 5.2?
  • Most important features in new Unity include:
  • Seemingly well executed multi-monitor support. You will now see launchers on each of your monitor, and when you scroll across a monitor, you should feel some resistance in order to allow for you to use the launcher on that screen.
  • To invoke the launcher, you now need to push against the left of the screen, rather than hover for X seconds. No more hitting the back button in firefox and having the launcher pop up in your way. That was one annoying bug and it isn’t there anymore.
Installing Latest Unity 5.2

  • Only Ubuntu 12.04 is supported at the moment. If you have installed Ubuntu 12.04 alpha, make sure that you are running the latest version of it before getting started.
  • Also, Unity 5.2 did not ship with “the HUD”. So if you have been testing the HUD you will need to use ppa-purge to remove and downgrade your packages.
  • Now, follow the instructions to install latest Unity 5.2 in Ubuntu 12.04.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:unity-team/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
  • Ubuntu 12.04 itself is bleeding edge stuff at the moment and a lot of things can go wrong. Compiz crashed immediately after upgrading to Unity 5.2 in my laptop. What I am saying is, you should be aware of the risks before getting your hands dirty.
    [source: orangenotebook]
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