Ubuntu Unity Remix 20.04

Hi all,

V4 Stable build of Ubuntu Unity 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa is now available and can be downloaded from:
MediaFire: http://www.mediafire.com/folder/qx8im3ru7ksr0/V4
MEGA: https://mega.nz/folder/7ZpzTALT#thmEbgtTHSsjTq8YvBLMYg
Torrent: https://k-jtan.ca/torrents/distributions/ubuntu-unity/

Alpha 1 build of Ubuntu Unity 20.10 Groovy Gorilla can be downloaded from:
MediaFire: http://www.mediafire.com/folder/bkjm9e3izdaf3/20.10-Alpha1
MEGA: https://mega.nz/folder/Odp0xS4B#XD_w91w9B42NMNbOPj8vNA

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20.04 V4 Release Notes:
V4 is a major release and recommended (over the previous releases) for use in Production machines and to avoid possible issues during Ubuntu upgrades in future.

  • Plymouth Splash Screen (or Boot Screen) has Ubuntu Unity branding on it.
  • LightDM is used now instead of GDM3, based on the Twitter poll conducted two weeks ago.
  • Nemo is now used as the default File Manager instead of Nautilus, on popular demand.
  • New default wallpaper in Unity7 session and many new wallpaper options.
  • New launcher icon - based on the Twitter poll conducted last week.
  • Remix name changed from Unubuntu to Ubuntu Unity in the ISO.

20.10 Alpha 1 Release Notes:

  • Version bump from 20.04 to 20.10
  • HUD and Global Menu now work with Firefox
  • Username now shows on Menu, if configured in Settings
  • Pressing power button now gives options of lock/suspend/restart/shutdown instead of directly going into Suspend mode
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Is not there already UMix 20.04 (Ubuntu 20.04 + Unity 7) by Tony George?

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@sarru1291 My remix is on a stock base, not customized :slight_smile: And it isn’t heavily focused on Unity7 (MATE).

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Hi all,
First release is ready! It can be downloaded from:

Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tjJ3jVSNZlT1_g4hnQJZg_jbbkUKtt2n/view?usp=sharing
MEGA: https://mega.nz/file/SEBHHY7S#6f827bKYQcIxLHbdnAwHCQp3dz4-3IwTyLA5Xs2l-wQ


Release Notes

  • Upgraded with the latest versions of Firefox, LibreOffice and the latest Kernel package in the repos.
  • Unofficial PPAs removed.
  • Bug fixes.
  • There has been a major change to GDM3, so lightdm has been removed completely (it was still there in the beta). However, you can install it if you want to.

Thank you for all your support!

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Thank you for the work. I’ve just installed it on a vm to try it out and seems to work well. I have noticed though that gnome shell is installed and ubuntu wayland gnome session is available to log in with. You can log into it but gtk apps have no window controls.

I would also install unity-tweak-tool by default.

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Thanks @copong I know what you are talking about. The GNOME-Session does not work properly. It was tricky to remove it (would delete the session and uninstall, but dunno why it won’t go). Will try in the next build. As to unity-tweak-tool, I’ll add it in the next build :slight_smile:

Thanks for your feedback. Appreciate it.

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Legend, thanks for the hard work.

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@rs2009 Is there some repository (GitHub, GitLab) that you store the files to build the releases. Maybe with it, someone else may support the iniciative too. I don’t know whether you change the source code, or just installed the packages.

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@leandroungari I’ll be doing that one of these days, and share the link.

Spotted this today - https://www.linuxuprising.com/2018/08/how-to-perform-clean-ubuntu-1804-with.html
Its a tutorial of how to do a clean Unity install on a ubutu mini.iso.
Is there any difference between this method and your distro?
As a curiosity:
I have used the last 2-3 lts of ubuntu, always did an upgrade to new version and my system still works, but seriously thinking to perform a clean unity install. Btw: firstly I used a thinkpad x201, just took the ssd and inserted it into the new laptop - a thinkpad t440p - and the system worked without any issues.

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@gheorghe There are many differences, such as the fact that mini.iso is not for UEFI Systems. Also, this is in the form of an installable ISO. And I have customized Unity to use GDM3, rather than LightDM. These are just some of the many differences.

Thank you @popey for your feedback and the screenshot!

Thanks @copong for your feedback :+1: I was focusing on getting the old experience back, so didn’t include the new stuff. Your feedback noted for the next build :slight_smile: The current build is using Ambiance, not Yaru, but you can install it. I’ll add it in the next build.

Excellent job in an effort to continue and preserve Unity desktop !!!

Where we can discuss our testing experience or possible bugs, glithches ect.?

@blue239 Thanks, please join us on Telegram at https://t.me/ubuntuunityannouncements and https://t.me/ubuntuunitydiscuss.

Also, although we are still in the process of building the website, we do have a forum at https://kroblinuxenterprise.xyz/forum where you can log bugs. Please note that this flavor is a product of Krob.

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For those who are interested to make some free space on top unity panel - you can remove ”annoying” mail icon - indicator-messages. You just run an easy apt remove command.
And @rs2009 i dont think there is a need of it in future releases :wink:

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@gheorghe Sure, I’ll take care of it in the next build :wink:

Maybe apt install unity-mail

Got plans on switching to Yaru by default?

@YamiYukiSenpai I might include it, but I think I’ll keep the old theme as default, as this brings back the old experience that many requested for. I’ll probably create a poll to know what you guys want.