Greetings Ubuntu Studio Community!
The GREAT news is that the installer is now working! You can see from the screenshots below that, when you boot, you will be presented with a brand new installer that should be functional.
Unfortunately, when you get to this screen, the branding is a little “off”:
That said, for testing purposes, it should still function, but it does have some rough edges, so we do not recommend installing on a production machine.
Here’s another screenshot:
That said, per this discourse discussion, there will be more iterations coming on this installer. So stay tuned.
We’ve got a nice little feature coming to Ubuntu Studio Audio Configuration that will help people with their audio routing needs. Currently, in Ubuntu Studio 23.10, your audio will automatically route to the first two channels on your default audio device, which might not be desired.
In Ubuntu Studio 24.04, We’re including the ability to create a Dummy Audio Device that can be started upon login depending upon your needs. When assigned as the default, this will free-up channels that would normally be assigned to your system audio to be assigned to a null device.
You’ll also notice a brand new interface for Ubuntu Studio Audio Configuration due to GNOME’s new libadwaita engine. This was unintentional, but since it’s very dialog-driven, the change is very intuitive.
We have been working with the Edubuntu Team on providing a new metapackage for Music Education. This is going to be
ubuntu-edu-music and includes quite a few educational music packages:
- FMIT: Free Musical Instrument Tuner, a tool for tuning musical Instruments (will be included in
- GNOME Metronome: Exactly what it sounds like (pun unintended): a metronome.
- Minuet: Ear training for intervals, chords, scales, and more.
- MuseScore: Create, playback, and print sheet music for free (this one is no stranger to the Ubuntu Studio community)
- Piano Booster: MIDI player/game that displays musical notes and teaches you how to play piano, optionally using a MIDI keyboard.
- Solfege: Ear training program for harmonic and melodic intervals, chords, scales, and rhythms.
We do want to note how closely tied we are to the Edubuntu project: Our project leader, Erich Eickmeyer, and Edubuntu’s project leader, Amy Eickmeyer, are a married couple. In addition to being our project leader, Erich does a lot of the day-to-day operations as the Technical Lead for Edubuntu.
That’s what we have for now. We are getting closer to release and 24.04 LTS is turning out to be an amazing release. With the improvements coming, we hope everything you could possibly need for content creation will be configured for you to use out of the box.
None of these improvements could be done without your financial support. If you could, we ask that you please consider giving a donation, joining our Patreon, or consider donating monthly here or at the links on the sidebar.