Work on the blueprint for Easy Peasy 2.0 has started, but before it’s released we’ll release 1.* releases. We’re working to get one out every month. I’m working on a daily-image-server which creates up to date images to keep the development running :) Anyway, here’s what you can expect from Easy Peasy 2.0 released sometime after April.

  • Built on Ubuntu 9.04
  • Better looking
  • More net / netbook features
  • New file system which brings faster booting, loading and work flow
  • A whole new notification system, as shown in the movie below
  • A simple new menu which can be used to set preferences for notification icons, such as where they pop up on the taskbar
  • File synchronization through Dropbox

24 Responses to “New features in Easy Peasy 2.0”

  1. Malcolm Bastien January 26, 2009 at 7:06 pm #

    Sounds good. How about including more web apps pre-included in the menus using Prism? For me that’s just how I tend to work on my netbook.

    (Is there an easy peasy IRC channel yet?)

  2. mg January 26, 2009 at 7:52 pm #

    More and more netbooks with integrated 3G exists. Whats about 3G-Control and / or -notifications? :-)

  3. Jon Ramvi January 26, 2009 at 8:16 pm #

    mg, that already exist with the network manager included in Easy Peasy 1.0. It’s built for 3G connections :)

    Malcolm Bastien, we’re working on an IRC channel. We might include web apps – thanks for the tip. It’s nothing more than a link, so we don’t feel it’s that important

  4. gzip January 27, 2009 at 7:51 am #

    Someone recommended the name Ebente. I think it’s clever and much better than Easy Peasy (wtf).

  5. Sorriento January 27, 2009 at 11:35 am #

    gzip, how could Ebente be better than Easy Peasy? lol…

  6. Ken January 27, 2009 at 5:49 pm #

    I want to help you with the pre-installed SD card stuff, please contact me soon.

  7. Stephen Collins January 27, 2009 at 8:10 pm #

    The movie looks very sweet – very much like Growl (which I’m sure is the inspiration).

    Dropbox inclusion would be a complete dealmaker for me. I already ue Dropbox, so having it available out of the box would be awesome.

    I’ve had a hacked version of OS X on my Eee 1000H since I bought it, but installed Easy Peasy yesterday. I’m not going back, as I don’t need the OS weight on a netbook. As distros go, this is a great piece of work. If you need any end user testing done, I’d be happy to help out.

  8. Stibbons January 28, 2009 at 1:20 am #

    Hi.
    I would definitely be so happy with new feature, but I would rather advise focussing first on consolidation the current version and fixes the most important issues so far if you want to be able to build on it:
    – Fn-F2 wifi on/off switch doesn’t works on my EEE1000H, it’s is unthinkable
    – Sound server crash/hangs so often, so maybe considering replacing pulseaudio by jack or alsa is relevant
    – functions keys must work and/or be adaptable easilly.

    I’m not saying to forget about adding new feature, but I used to work for a company that <

  9. Stibbons January 28, 2009 at 1:23 am #

    Hi.
    I would definitely be so happy with new feature, but I would rather advise focussing first on consolidation the current version and fixes the most important issues so far if you want to be able to build on it:
    – Fn-F2 wifi on/off switch doesn’t works on my EEE1000H, it’s is unthinkable a PC would crash when I want to disable wifi.
    – Sound server crash/hangs so often, so maybe considering replacing pulseaudio by jack or alsa is relevant
    – functions keys must all work and/or be adaptable easilly.

    I’m not saying to forget about adding new feature, but I used to work for a company that was making the most awful mistake : not taking time to correct essential bug and only was thinking in term of new feature.

  10. mg January 28, 2009 at 11:36 am #

    3G-Support

    Jon, sure but I’m not be able to see connected provider, time, radio state a.s.o.

    3G missing functions …
    – provider info
    – lock provider
    – signal strength
    – online time
    – online traffic
    – switch radio on / off

    Some of them supported by umtsmon allready.

    Nice to have, two state aplet icons, because …
    – radio on / off is not equal with the state online, state online is a second step (like mobilephone).
    – supports internet access to third devices, wlan xor lan => 3G (Eee as router) …

  11. EasyPeasy January 28, 2009 at 2:15 pm #

    Hello Easy Peasy Developer,

    is it possible to add an option to boot like the PudLinux Distribution.
    It loads all Stuff to the RamDisk at boot time.
    The PudLinux is only 256MB large.
    And the EasyPeasy size exceeds the physical RAM. But is it possible to move the /var, /home, /swap to the RamDrive ? Or run without swap partition?

  12. MarkyB86 January 29, 2009 at 5:34 am #

    Are you going to streamline any new wallpapers in? Feel free to nab the ones I have created! http://www.cuyahogapc.com/easy/peasy.htm

  13. Vishnu Rao January 29, 2009 at 8:26 am #

    Thunderbird instead of Evolution would be nice. If Easy Peasy could have Skype instead of Ekiga, why not Thunderbird instead of Evolution?

    Comments welcome!

  14. Vishnu Rao January 29, 2009 at 8:26 am #

    Thunderbird instead of Evolution would be nice. If Easy Peasy could have Skype instead of Ekiga, why not Thunderbird instead of Evolution?

    Comments welcome!

  15. Vishnu Rao January 29, 2009 at 8:26 am #

    Thunderbird instead of Evolution would be nice. If Easy Peasy could have Skype instead of Ekiga, why not Thunderbird instead of Evolution?

    Comments welcome!

  16. Jon Ramvi January 31, 2009 at 1:23 pm #

    Thanks for your feedback everybody!

    Stephen Collins, Very glad to hear that you feel Easy Peasy beats OS X :)
    We won’t include Dropbox till it’s well integrated into the OS, which would mean an option for syncing the whole home dir, getting a dropbox account with your easy peasy account, system preferences backup synced etc.
    Ideas on how to have it integrated?

    mg, have you tried wicd (http://wicd.sourceforge.net)? Do you like it better than Network Manager, which comes with Easy Peasy 1.0?

    EasyPeasy, Sounds interesting. Will have to look into it

    Vishnu Rao, the thing with Evolution is that it supports Microsoft Exchange and is integrated into the Gnome (ex: tasks viewable in the clock applet)

  17. William February 3, 2009 at 8:01 pm #

    So glad you’re tackling this project. Looks wonderful so far. Installed it on Acer Aspire One (the one with XP on it) and it looks good. Had trouble with Ubuntu 8.10 and 9.2 rc’s getting the wifi working. EasyPeasy worked the wifi out of the box. Must admit, not fond of the name, but what’s in a name if it works. Good luck and thanks so much.

  18. Devlin February 6, 2009 at 6:24 pm #

    Isn’t Easy Peasy just Ubuntu Netbook Remix with a different splash screen? It looks exactly the same. I’ve been running UNR since I bought my Aspire One in October and all the screen shots of Easy Peasy (Ubuntu Eee) looks identical.

  19. Cyrus Kube February 7, 2009 at 10:36 pm #

    will there be a version for 2GB Flashdrive Netbooks?

  20. das_coach February 8, 2009 at 2:57 am #

    using kernel 2.6.29-rc3 improved the wireless signal of my aspire one very much and my internal mic works fine with it (just a suggestion=) ). to make the cardreaders hot-pluggable, just add the following options for the pciehp-module:
    options pciehp pciehp_force=1
    install sdhci for i in 2381 2382 2383 2384; do /usr/bin/setpci -d 197b:$i AE=47; done; /sbin/modprobe –ignore-install sdhci

    it shows some ‘device couldn’t be added’ errors at boot, but the cardreaders will work fine…greetz from germany, das_coach

  21. Jon Ramvi February 11, 2009 at 2:29 pm #

    Thanks das_coach! We’ll have to look into what kernel to use. Ubuntu seems to be going for 2.6.28.2. Adam hasn’t updated his kernels since November last year. Robert (https://launchpad.net/~robert-kolner) is looking into customizing the kernel and will probably look into whether x28x or x29x-rc is the way to go :)

  22. Jon Ramvi February 11, 2009 at 2:30 pm #

    Cyrus, there is talk about making a Base version for people who want to make their own customization of Easy Peasy and people with Asus Eee 2G. It’s not decided though

  23. Jon Ramvi February 11, 2009 at 2:31 pm #

    Devlin, it’s correct that easy peasy is using the Ubuntu Netbook Remix interface. It’s a different kernel and other stuff as well. Take a look here: http://www.ubuntu-eee.com/wiki/index.php5?title=Blueprint:_Easy_Peasy_8.10

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