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Jolicloud Robby Pre-Final released today

by Jolicloud Team

March 29th, 2010

Following a number of important updates we announced last week, including our new HTML5 ready web app platform, a new network manager with 100+ 3G card models supported,  a new desktop mode, today we are shipping Jolicloud Robby Pre-Final. It’s now available on our download page.

By the way, our Windows installer Jolicloud Express has been translated in English, German and French; additional languages are coming.

Jolicloud is not in beta anymore, spread the word to your friends, they can install safely this latest version. If you encounter any issues, don’t hesitate to contact our support team, we are here to help. Developers, you can also join us in #jolicloud on

We are waiting for your feedback on Twitter via @jolicloud or on our Facebook fan page.

Happy joliclouding!

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March 29, 2010
7:34 pm

So… I need to reinstall my beta jolicloud with this new version?

March 29, 2010
7:34 pm

Does this mean that the html5 interface that is replacing the netbook remix interface is now available, or is it not available til the final release?

    February 10, 2012
    10:46 pm

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March 29, 2010
7:42 pm

I used the software update to get this on Friday. I assume this is a new release for the packaged build.

March 29, 2010
7:48 pm

html5 launcher is in this release?

March 29, 2010
7:51 pm

I have the same doubt of Noob…do I need to reinstall??

March 29, 2010
8:02 pm

We luv jolicloud…

March 29, 2010
8:03 pm

Guatemala will learn about jolicloud…

March 29, 2010
8:35 pm

I installed Jolicloud a few days ago, but there are no updates available now. Do I have to reinstall it?

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March 29, 2010
8:53 pm

Again, if you’ve run updates and it shows “Jolicloud Robby Pre-Final” during boot-up, you’re good. Otherwise, run your updates.

March 29, 2010
8:56 pm

Nice, gonna download it now

March 29, 2010
10:08 pm

Guys, how many betas we need to install ? You promised new interface in January, Where is it ?

March 29, 2010
10:44 pm

Hibernation button is disabled by default, editing gconf-editor is required. Personally I find it annoying!

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March 29, 2010
11:51 pm

The bundled version of mplayer is old and doesn’t have vaapi support, essential for hd video playback of 720p and 1080p, can it be updated?
keep up the good work!!!!!!

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March 30, 2010
10:14 am

How to install in VirtualBox?

March 30, 2010
12:01 pm

@Francesco: Hibernate is not available if you installed Jolicloud with Jolicloud Express or if there is not enough swap space.
By the way, 720p HD video works out-of-the-box with GMA 500, ION and Pine Trail netbooks. 1080p Full HD video works out-of-the-box with ION and Pine Trail netbooks.
Finally, we recommand to use VLC, available in our App Center ;)

@Adam: you can use the ISO and check Google for a tuto but we’ll provide an image shortly!

March 30, 2010
1:42 pm

does HD video works with the broadcom crystal HD ?

March 30, 2010
1:51 pm

Does anyone know if asus eeepc t91mt works out-of-the-box with multitouch or even singletouch?

March 30, 2010
2:52 pm

Torrent download link isn’t working

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March 30, 2010
3:15 pm

@seb The Crystal HD accelerator is not yet supported

@pmaki This is a supported machine, but multitouch is not supported.

jeff mitch
March 30, 2010
6:02 pm

been running this for a good 2 months now, on a cobbled together desktop pc. with a 1280 x1024 res & dual core amd processor, with 2 gb memory .. it’s been rock solid from day 1 & has updated itself from pre- beta through to this, pre-release, without a hiccup… Well done you guys :) … fantastic job, just need a few more recent apps .. ( apt-get worked as it oughta, but some of the apps were a version or two outa date…. is about the only thing i could find to be even vaguely negative about ) all in all, BRILLIANT……. THANK YOU

March 30, 2010
6:06 pm

@MySchizoBuddy: we have direct download now

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    February 11, 2012
    6:01 pm

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    February 14, 2012
    7:20 am

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March 31, 2010
1:37 am

So Jolicloud allows you to play 720p .mkvs no problem?

March 31, 2010
5:59 am

just wondering, is it still based on ubuntu jaunty — if u upgraded to karmic, a reinstall would be necessary, wouldn’t it?

March 31, 2010
11:48 am

Yes, we’re still based on Jaunty.

March 31, 2010
12:41 pm

Any idea on a release date of the html5 launcher? I’m anxious to see that bad boy up close.

March 31, 2010
4:50 pm

Updated yesterday through CLI.
Please advice how to play 720p and 1080p as these two resolutions are still unplayable even using offical JC’s VLC last version (1.0.2)
Tested on two different .mkv

March 31, 2010
4:54 pm

Sorry, forgot to state my specs:
Asus 1005 PE with 2 Gb and CPU running at full throttle.

    February 12, 2012
    7:22 am

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      March 14, 2012
      2:25 am

      leeburgos on February 28, 2011 thanx man i lost the main rtmoee and only had the 2nd rtmoee got it all running again

March 31, 2010
8:47 pm

@Drew No set date on that yet.

@JoSe These playback methods are not available for H.264 video. Make sure that ou’re not using that codec in your mkv files.

March 31, 2010
9:11 pm

Hey Zack, what’s up ?
Is H264 video playback on the roadmap for Pinetrail platform ? Or is it impossible with this chipset ?

March 31, 2010
10:26 pm

@Cedric. thanks for the answer, however i installed jolicloud from usb and I have enough swap space, in fact id activated manually i can hibernate and resume successfully, however upon the next full restart the button disappears again! (it’s in gconf apps power-manager, something like ‘can_hibernate’)

    July 28, 2010
    7:23 am

    My HP didn’t have Hibernate option originally when I first installed, but once I ran all the updates and moved to 1.0 it appeared in Power Options after a reboot.

March 31, 2010
10:35 pm

p.s. I insist saying that mplayer compiled with vaapi (and smplayer for gui) is in my opinion essential, as it allows using the gma500 chipset for 1080p content playback with cpu in power-save mode (800mhz). I tested it with the pre-beta and was working great. VLC just relies on the cpu for decoding instead of using the video chipset power; this results in: choppy playback of 1080p, high battery consumption for all those disgraced by the gma500 chipset (ty intel/poulsbo!). Thanks ;)

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April 1, 2010
12:31 pm


H.264 video will work up to 720p I believe. After testing out some .mkv files of my own at this resolution, I was able to get them to play back perfectly. But 1080p playback for this container may be too heavy for current netbook processors. I’m not sure about it right now.

Also @Francesco and JoSe

You can greatly improve performance in Mplayer by setting the Loop Filter to ‘Always Skip’. I couldn’t playback H.264 at 720p before I did this in Mplayer (I actually use SMplayer, but same deal)

FYI I’m using xv for video playback, works fine.

April 1, 2010
5:49 pm

So when’s the the “Final” version coming out? Pre-Final is still beta.

April 2, 2010
10:40 am

I thought Nickel was to replace Prism in Pre-final. When I launch any web-applications, they still run in Prism.

This defeats the purpose of doing anything with Chrome, as you seem to have also optimized Firefox by fixing it’s biggest problem in previous releases: speed.

So: is it a problem with my install using Prism instead of Nickel?

April 2, 2010
11:07 am

Nevermind. It uses Nickel, but says Prism in the download. This should be resolved, as it can cause confusion.

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April 3, 2010
5:49 pm

@ Tom

No ETA on the final version yet. But the OS has been stable since the alpha release. The only reason they call it ‘pre-final’ or ‘beta’ is because the team hasn’t implemented as many features as they’d like yet.

@ Tylor

A new app center will be arriving soon that will most likely change this. But yes, both the Prism and Nickel web apps are installed when you click ‘install’ in the app directory.

April 4, 2010
8:38 am

i somehow br0ke my installation on asuss eee 4g.

pls is there any direkt download of the iso cause sitting in 3world Indonesia (slow bandwith, internet cafes, etc) and need a direct non ftp, non torrent, ISO download, everything i tried via yr site /google etc timed out. any more mirror sites? kind of “save file under …” via HTTP ..

thank u very much awesome OS since the alpha release so far!

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    7:43 am

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Jorge Manjarrez
April 6, 2010
7:22 pm

Hi. The distro is good and functionality in netbooks is nice. The only detail is change the default desktop, the NBremix is not practice and ugly. I know the tool to change to standar gnome desktop, include by default the option to select default desktop. Other situation is the future of the distro and the release schedule. What is your future plans about this distro and if you follow to ubuntu or change to debian? (some distros based in ubuntu decide to follow debian policy about releases and quality).

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April 12, 2010
6:12 am

So you guys call alpha “pre-beta” and beta “pre-final.” What’s next, pre-release candidate? Pre-Just Download It Because There’s No Such Thing as Final in Software?

Cédric Duclos
April 12, 2010
4:12 pm

In addition to BitTorrent, we have a direct download link:

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April 19, 2010
3:24 pm

i need help the new html5 wont let me install apps

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May 26, 2010
7:33 pm

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    4:15 pm

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