Upgrading your Ubuntu 11.04 to latest releases

In the recent weeks, there has been quite a number of new releases for applications and the core software for Ubuntu 11.04. Of them, most notable are

  •  New Unity release (v 3.8.16)
  •  The Ubuntu Software Centre release 4.1.8

Lets see how we can get these installed in Ubuntu


Ubuntu’s home grown answer to GNOME3 , Unity, got a new bugfix release last week. The release, codenamed SRU2, has got 9 bug fixes (more to come; 25 in the pipeline). Of them, the released fixes are:

1. compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in CompWindow::updateWindowOutputExtents()
2. 1 pixel icons in notification-area-applet when compiz is the windows manager
3.  Unity launcher gets visible while screensaver is active
4. indicator-multiload causes a memory leak in compiz when run under unity
5. apps started fullscreen in unity can never unfullscreen
6. maximized window is displaced 
7. Switcher window borders are not properly unmapped with (unity|gtk)-window-decorator
8. Emacs resizes larger than available size

9. Check Email dash icon doesn’t open default email client
Installing Unity:

You can install unity from the ppa. Here are the steps:
Note: This update is not for everyday use and should be used for testing purposes only

Open gnome-terminal by searching for terminal in the dash
copy and paste the following commands in the terminal

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-desktop/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Ubuntu Software Centre

A new release of Ubuntu Software Centre has just been released . This release includes minor fixes and better searching capabilities for applications.

Installing Ubuntu Software Centre:

The update can be installed by adding the following ppa:
Note: This update is not for everyday use and should be used for testing purposes only
  sudo apt-add-repository ppa:software-store-developers/daily-build
 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get install software-center

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