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Mark Shuttleworth announces new Ubuntu 10.10 audio feature

Former Canonical CEO, Mark Shuttleworth, recently announced a new sound feature for Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) on his blog…

Former Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth recently announced a new sound feature for Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) on his blog.

“In Maverick we’re adding the new Ayatana indicator for sound, Conor Curran’s very classy implementation of MPT’s very classy spec. It’s a Category Indicator, like the messaging menu, so it allows apps to embed themselves into it in a standard and appropriate way,” says Shuttleworth. He goes on to explain that users can have multiple players represented there and – without needing a custom App-Indicator or windows open for the players – control them directly from the menu. Integration with Rhythmbox and several other players is also to be expected, and is coming along well.

You can check out his full blog and accompanying images here.

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