Release notes for Peppermint Three [as of 07.22.2012] :
Peppermint OS Three is based on, and is compatible with, Ubuntu 12.04 and it’s repositories. Specifically, Peppermint is a fork of Lubuntu 12.04 which it uses as the core system to build upon. Please check the release notes for both Ubuntu 12.04 and Lubuntu 12.04.
- Peppermint Three uses the power management tool from the Xfce desktop environment. Due to this being the only Xfce utility installed, the “Help” functions within the application and the applet are not functional. I hope to push an update that completely disables this functionality in the near future.
- In what is quite a break from tradition, the Ubiquity installed is completely unmodified in Peppermint Three. This is to maintain forward compatibility with future updates as they’re released from Canonical for Ubuntu. Peppermint One and Two along with all Linux Mint versions I’ve worked on shipped with hacked installers to adjust for the default display manager. In this case, there is a webcam/photo step late in the install process that serves little purpose.
- All optical disks now open in the file manager. This is for a couple of reasons, notably the extreme drop in optical disk use in recent history as well as the proliferation of online and cloud based music/movie services. Disks can still be opened and played from within their respective applications.
- Yahoo and Bing are no longer offered as default search options within Chromium. Google is still offered simply for functional purposes, however the Peppermint custom search is still the default and we’re now offering Duck Duck Go as another option. It’s worth noting that Peppermint is primarily funded as a result of search revenue obtained via the Peppermint custom search and, to offer full disclosure, we will generate revenue from the Duck Duck Go searches as well. For this reason we strongly encourage the use of either Peppermint custom search or Duck Duck Go.
- GWoffice, a lightweight desktop Google Docs client that we’ve installed by default, is still beta software and maybe subject to a number of bugs. We suggest reporting bugs and crashes directly to the developer on his Launchpad page.
- Ice SSBs traditionally attempt to pull icons from standard website favicon locations. An increasing number of sites are moving away from this standardized location. I’m working on a new means of isolating favicons and hope to push an update for Ice as soon as I get this finalized.
For additional issues, please consult one of our support channels, preferably our forums so that issues can be documented and archived. Some issues exist upstream and are out of our immediate reach. If we see multiple complaints of an upstream issue, we’ll file bug reports upstream as necessary.
Some of the packages we distribute are under GNU General Public License and other open source licences. If you would like to access their source code you can use the “apt source” command after enabling the necessary source repositories. If you can’t find what you’re looking for please write to support AT peppermintos DOT com and we’ll provide the source to you. Note that we will provide you with a link to the adequate source, should that package be one we do not maintain or if you’re not presently in a situation to use the “apt source” command. We will not email source packages, rather we will email links to them. All open source packages included in Peppermint OS will have a linkable and downloadable source package prior to their inclusion in the operating system.