The application used in Ubuntu systems to write ISOs to USB disks, the Startup Creator, is being redesigned and rebuilt for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus).
The Startup Disk Creator has been ignored for the past few cycles, but that’s about to change with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Developers are now working on designing and building a new one based on QML, which should be much more flexible and, more importantly, supported and maintained.
“I’m looking for developers to build & design with me a new cross-platform USB creator application for Ubuntu 16.04 using golang + QML (git). If you are interested, get in contact with me,” said developer Thibaut B. on Google+. What’s more interesting is that he already has a number of mockups in place, which should make his work much easier.
From the looks of it, the new USB Startup Creator should be able to write more than just Ubuntu or Ubuntu-based images, which is actually a great idea since there are few applications of this kind in the Linux ecosystem. Sure, there are some handy terminal commands, but not a lot with nice GUI and easy to use.
A lot of interesting stuff has been happening today and it looks like Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will support Snappy packages and will ship with GNOME Software instead of Ubuntu Software Center.