Ubuntu 19.04 will be called the Dingo Disco. Because of the capabilities of Ubuntu 19.04 not yet known, let’s talk about this strange code name.
19.04 Ubuntu Code name
You probably already know that each release of Ubuntu is encoded by two words beginning with the same letter. These letters are arranged in alphabetical order. So, after Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver we had Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish.
The first word, usually an adjective and the second word (usually the name of the species, which is endangered) noun.
Disco is more of a noun than an adjective, but apparently there are cases where it can be used as an adjective.
Dingo – type dogs native to Australia. It is not an endangered species, but at least it’s a real animal. If Ubuntu was looking for a fancy name with fictional animals, Disco Dragon would be much more fun in its own way.
Ubuntu 19.04 release date
Ubuntu 19.04 will be released on 18 April 2019. Here’s the official release schedule for Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo:
- Freeze functions: 21 Feb 2019
- Freezing changes in the UI: 14 March 2019
- The freezing cores: 1 APR 2019
- Release date beta: March 28, 2019
- Final release date: April 18, 2019
As with all releases without LTS, Ubuntu 19.04 will follow a 26-week schedule and will be released on 18 April 2019.
You ever notice that a new version of Ubuntu is available only on Thursdays?
What new features will appear in Ubuntu 19.04?
Since Ubuntu 19.04 is in the early stages of development, demonstrated changes not so much. I will update this section as soon as I get more news about the possibilities of Ubuntu 19.04.
At the moment, take a look at the confirmed, proposed and expected features of Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo.
Wallpaper for desktop Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo
Digital artist Sylvie Ritter created these mesmerizing Wallpapers Disco Dingo. You can download these Wallpapers from her DeviantArt page.
Yaru theme by default supports more apps
One of the main features of Ubuntu 18.10 was a shiny new default theme called Yaru. However, the theme does not support icons for some third-party applications. The normal icons for these applications is not blended with the rest of the theme.
Fortunately, Yaru is now extended and supports more third party apps. As you can see in the image below, now it looks a lot prettier:
Theme icons Yaru in Ubuntu 19.04. Image source
GNOME 3.32 [expected]
GNOME 3.32 will be released in March 19. I guess 19.04 Ubuntu will come with GNOME 3.32 and all the visual changes and features that it provides.
One of the visual changes that you will notice is the new login screen in GNOME 3.32. Expect the same of the login screen / lock in Ubuntu 19.04.
The proposed lock screen in GNOME 3.32
GNOME 3.32 built and other visual changes. For example, will no longer applications menu.
You can read about other changes in GNOME 3.32 here.
Integration with Android [expected]
You’ve probably heard about KDEConnect. It is an application that allows you to manage your Android device from your desktop. With KDEConnect you can receive phone notifications on your desktop and reply to messages. The volume control on the desktop, and music from your phone. Share files and links between your phone and a work Desk.
It was developed by the KDE team and integrates well with KDE desktop.
Ubuntu 19.04 will have similar functionality with GSConnect. You can achieve this and today Ubuntu 18.04 18.10 and, but for this you need to make an extra effort. 19.04 should have this feature by default.
You can expect better power management, better loading time with the new compression algorithms and the kernel Linux 5.0 among others.
I’ll update this post when I learn about other new features in Ubuntu 19.04. If you come across some useful information in this regard, please send me a message through this page.
Tell me, what new features would you like to see in upcoming Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo you?