The Debian-based Raspbian Linux distribution that's widely used among Raspberry Pi owners is receiving a bit of a facelift for its LXDE user interface.
Simon Long has joined the Raspberry Pi Foundation as a UX engineer and has been initially tasked with improving the Raspbian user interface. "I took a look at the LXDE environment in Raspbian on day one, and, while perfectly functional, I felt it could do with a bit of a tidy up. I’m not about making changes for the sake of change, but a lot of the behaviour was inconsistent and potentially confusing to the user, and I wanted to fix that as a priority," explained Simon in a new blog post today on the Raspberry Pi blog.
Linux 3.19-rc2 Is A Tiny Release
Due to Christmas and conventional employees tending to take time off at the end of the year, Linux 3.19-rc2 was released as an abnormally tiny release this Sunday evening.