Ubuntu's Ubiquity will change for the next Ubuntu release

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Not so long ago we had with us the new version of Ubuntu, this popular Gnu / Linux distribution, but we already have news about the next development of the distribution. Ubuntu Cosmic Cuttlefish will bring several improvements over its previous versions, all with the sole purpose of creating a powerful, safe and reliable Ubuntu 20.04. Ubuntu 20.04 will be the next version of Ubuntu LTS.

One of the changes that Ubuntu 18.10 will have will affect the Ubuntu installer, the famous Ubiquity. This installer will be completely changed. In Ubuntu 18.04 we have seen how the installer included a new screen that added the minimum installation. This new option allows us to install a minimal version of Ubuntu with the most important programs and taking up little space. Mark Shuttleworth has indicated that for the next version the installer will change completely, using html, css, electron and snaps technologies to create the new version of Ubiquity. This will mean that the installer will be lighter and more complete thanks to web technologies. The snap packages will be used to install the various tools Since they are watertight packages, not only can they be used but it will also prevent errors during the Ubuntu installation. Ubuntu has already used these technologies in MAAS services quite successfully, which is why they have decided to bring it to their operating system.

Por el momento We do not have any sample of it but it will not take long to see results in the daily versions or daily that developers are releasing each day. This change will not only affect Ubuntu and its official flavors but also will affect many distributions like Linux Mint or Elementary that use Ubuntu as their base and therefore they will use Ubiquity as the installer for their tool. So, as with other installers like Calamares, Ubiquity will receive changes and updates soon.


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  1.   louis said

    It is enough that everywhere they are using the shit ... of Java, it turns out that now we are going to get up to our elbows with JavaScript / Electron / etc ... it is getting out of hand ..