There are a few announcements I would like to make:
1) Envy is now available in 2 different packages: “Envy New” and “Envy Legacy”.
“Envy New” supports only Ubuntu Gutsy and Ubuntu Feisty. It is compliant with Debian’s New Python Policy.
“Envy Legacy” supports all the other systems which Envy used to support (have a look at my website)
Please, make sure you select the right package for your OS.
2) Envy now features a restore function which will completely remove what Envy did to your operative system and set the driver to either “nv” or “vesa”. You can call it by typing:
sudo envy --uninstall-all
This feature was suggested by Michael Vogt so that (in the future) Update Manager will be able to call this function and clean the system before you do a dist-upgrade (e.g. if you upgrade Gutsy to Hardy). This will finally solve the problems with Envy and dist-upgrades.
3) Envy can now be removed with a simple “sudo apt-get remove envy” without any need to type “sudo rm -R /usr/share/envy”.
4) Localisation is not ready since I wanted to release Envy today and I had to code at nights (I have an exam on October 22). I’ve decided to postpone this feature (I’ll do it after the exam, I promise).
5) This release includes a few bugfixes as usual.
6) After the exam I will ask your contribution in 2 ways:
a) I will open a logo/theme contest so as to replace Envy’s current theme (which is possibly Envy’s weakest point)
b) I will ask your help to have Envy localised in your language
You can get Envy here as usual
NOTE: if you installed a previous version of Envy you will have to type “sudo rm -R /usr/share/envy” once more (this is the last time, I promise 😉 ) before you install version 0.9.8.