We were all sad after the decision of Ubuntu Tweak developer to put the project on hold, citing some mysterious outside pressure, but we can now rejoice because Ubuntu Tweak lives again.
Ubuntu Tweak is a great tool for Ubuntu operating systems, but a few days ago, the developer announced that the project had been put on hiatus, indefinitely.
“You may ask why I made this decision to stop the development of Ubuntu Tweak, I may write 10,000 words to describe how I start this project, how I feel happy from this project, how I feel bad from this project…But I just want to say: If making free software is not free any more, why still doing this?” stated Ding
Cooler heads prevailed and not only has the development started again, but a new version has been made available.
The motivation behind the temporary shutdown was the huge amount of work that went into the development of Ubuntu Tweak, not to mention the high network traffic generated by the use of the application.
“I never felt such pressure from development a free software, especially when you have so many users. It’s hard to find a way to balance my current work, my personal project and my life, find which is more important. I don’t really want to have “two jobs”, it’s hard to balance,” said the developer. Highlights of Ubuntu Tweak 0.8.1:
• “Apps” shortcuts was added to right click, in Unity;
• The QuickLists Editor is working under Ubuntu 12.10 now, with the support for ordering Unity specific items;
• Love Wallpaper HD has been added to the application.
A more detailed account of the reasons for the shutdown of Ubuntu Tweak can be found on the developer’s blog
You can also check our review
of Ubuntu Tweak or you can download Ubuntu Tweak 0.8.1
right now from Softpedia.