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In October 19, 2018, We are glad to announce the release of Ubuntu Kylin 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish), which comes with a series of updates in kernel, basic service, desktop environment and software for providing a newer and better desktop experience. Ubuntu 18.10 and other flavors, such as Lubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu Mate 18.10 and so on also release today.
Linux kernel 4.18
Ubuntu Kylin 18.10 ships with a v4.18 based Linux kernel. The 18.10 kernel delivers new features, including:
Unprivileged file system mounts: FUSE filesystems can be mounted by unprivileged users
A new kernel polling interface for asynchronous I/O
Restartable sequences, a "mechanism for lockless concurrency control in user space"
A TCP zero-copy receive API and support for high-performance AF_XDP sockets
Initial work on bpfilter, which aims to provide faster netfilter functionality using BPF
Support for Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, a SoC used by many high-end mobile devices
Ubuntu Kylin 18.10 ships with a biometric identifications framework and a manager for providing an DBus interface for applications.
Ubuntu Kylin 18.10 ships with a brand new Login and Lock program, adding functions, fixing many bugs and providing a cozier and easier user experience. Notable features include:
(1) Brand new Login and Lock programs, supporting biometric identifications technologies:
(2) Start Menu
Modify the loading mode of Normal Menu and support the third party category
Support special characters
Add a brand new Setup Wizard
Add U disk management
Redesign task layout when opening too many tabs on the panel
Fix some bugs
(6) File Manager
Add dynamic refresh of search results
Add add-on of Run as Administrator
(7) Control Center
Add Theme Settings
Add click event settings of window
Add a dark theme and a set of self-designed icons
Add grub theme
Fix bugs, like When automatic login, starting the system without a monitor will cause window manager start failure.
(1) Kylin Software Center
Ubuntu Kylin Software Store with simple interface and powerful function and it also supports both Ubuntu and Ubuntu Kylin Repositories. It has been upgraded to v1.5.3.
Migratethe code to the newest Qt5 and Python3
Reconfigure the user management, such as login and enrollment.
(2) Youker Weather
Rewrite the UI with Qt5.
(3) Kingsoft WPS
WPS Office is a suite of software which is made up of three primary components: WPS Writer, WPS Presentation, and WPS Spreadsheet. Ubuntu Kylin team is working with Kingsoft Corp to continue providing WPS for Ubuntu Kylin users for free.
Add user feedback
Add upgrade prompt
Support switching languages
Support aligning tables with gridlines
Support pasting formatted text
Support for share workbook
Under print preview , support printing entire workbook directly
Support locale settings of numbers
Support custom views
Optimizing HTML replication efficiency
Support inserting the media embedded into the document through the interface
And we fixed some bugs, like When opening cloud documents across modules, it will prompt “You have logged out, please log in again”.
Welcome to download Ubuntu Kylin 18.04 LTS, starting to get involved with Ubuntu Kylin: http://www.ubuntukylin.com/downloads/show.php?lang=en&id=122.
(2)Getting in touch
If you would like to feedback, you can tell us at:http://forum.ubuntukylin.com. Also you can contact us with Ubuntu_Kylin at Wechat.
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