is one of the tools that has given more joy novice users (and not so novice) Ubuntu, mainly because it was an easy way to complete the installation this distribution with software elements that were interesting from many points of view, for example on the issue of media codecs or applications such as Flash or Java.
However, in an article published a few days ago-mail warned us one of the readers of MuyLinux ( thank Federico ) -, the head of development announced that wanted to completely abandon the development of Ubuntu Tweak , which also appears in the application itself in the “Apps”, as you can see in the screenshot that accompanies this article.
The author of this tool would make it very clear that both the development and maintenance Ubuntu Tweak has stopped . His explanation to stop the development, rather short, was as follows:
That could translate
(although there may be trick with the famous word “free”) by
If making free software is no longer free, why keep doing it?
If this translation is correct, the idea would be that this developer no longer compensated for this application offer “free” , and it is costing too: so much for the effort to maintain it, for the fact that the monetizes.
However, in his Twitter account and posted a post on his blog today explained that has finally changed his mind, and further develop this application . In the new post explains his phrase about the word “free” that gave rise to confusion, explaining that Ubuntu Tweak has become too complex a project which is dedicated not only to maintain and develop the application itself, but to make the host server to function properly due to the increasing number of users of the tool. That seemed to have discouraged a bit too cost-and time-and labor had no way to keep him is effort.After that initial message
the author has received many messages of support and that has been one of the factors that have influenced this “renewed enthusiasm” to further develop one of the most interesting applications when polishing and enhance our Ubuntu installation . Also influenced by the fact that users have created numerous forks in GitHub Ubuntu Tweak, which has shown interest from several developers for not letting this fantastic project abandoned.
these lines can only congratulate the creator of Ubuntu Tweak and the entire community to change his mind and continue to develop this tool.
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