The shiniest and fastest ARMs ever in ubuntu …

As JamieBennett writes on his blog here and here

The armel live image boots got 33% faster and got a shiny new face (see below)

new efl based netbook launcher


  1. anonymous · February 15, 2010

    Lol. Mono apps are even slow on PC. I can only imagine how slow they are on Arm.

  2. Zac · February 15, 2010

    That looks great!

  3. David Nielsen · February 15, 2010

    I guess someone is bound to ask the obvious, might as well be me. If the EFL frontend is basically offering the same functionality but addng support running well on platforms without 3D support. What is the argument for continuing developing and deploying the clutter based frontend. The developer makes them sound similar and that in return sounds like maintaining twice the amount of code for the same job.

  4. rickspencer3 · February 15, 2010

    Great jobs guys! This will be so useful and cool for folks with Arm based devices. I can’t wait to run this.

  5. Ulisses Furquim · February 15, 2010

    @David Nielsen: It’s a good question as you also can use a GLES 2.0 backend with EFL if it proves to be faster on your target than the incredibly fast software backend. Anyhow, using EFL for this was certainly a wise technical decision.

  6. Benoit des Ligneris · February 15, 2010

    This is great news !

    I’m very excited by Ubuntu on ARM. Of course, I would like ARM-based thin-client to be fully supported officially by LTSP-Cluster.

    This will make Green IT using Ubuntu a reality ! In an ideal world, POe thin-clients would be great as well and I’m sure that this is doable using the ARM platform…

  7. Marius Gedminas · February 15, 2010

    Thanks for the links!

    Any ideas why Jamie’s blog isn’t syndicated on Planet Ubuntu?

  8. Amit Karppe · February 15, 2010

    Really impressive job !!!

  9. Jordan Erickson · February 15, 2010

    I just tested netbook-launcher-efl on my Lucid LTSP terminal – works great!! This UI design has the potential to be incredibly intuitive for youngsters, not just netbooks. I can see it really taking off in LTSP school deployments.

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