1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking Benchmarking Platform
Phoromatic Test Orchestration

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Opens Up, UDS Is Coming Soon

Ubuntu

Published on 14 October 2011 12:37 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu
4 Comments

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (codenamed Precise Pangolin) is now open for development just one day after the release of Ubuntu 11.10. The Ubuntu Developer Summit for this next major Ubuntu release is also coming up in just over two weeks.

Matthias Klose announced today Precise is open for development. The Ubuntu Precise (12.04) repository will begin automatic syncing from Debian testing shortly. An updated version of GCC (currently on GCC 4.6.x from Linaro 2011-10, not yet GCC 4.7) and gnat-4.6 will soon be pushed into this Ubuntu Long-Term Support development repository. Other fundamental changes include dropping Python 2.6, using JPEG8 as the default JPEG version, and merging dpkg, debhelper, and cdbs.

With the last Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) taking place in Europe (UDS-O Budapest), it's back to America for the per-release Ubuntu summit. UDS in the US is happening again in Orlando, Florida at The Caribe Royal from 31 October to 4 November.

The schedule for UDS Pangolin is far from being complete (it's barely started) at this point, but among the ones catching my attention so far include:

- The continued work on OpenGL ES 2.0 in Compiz and Unity (Blueprint).
- Collaboration between Debian and Ubuntu.
- Kernel delta review (Wiki).
- Scaling frequencies and voltages for peripherals on Linux (Linaro Blueprint).
- Ubuntu Friendly Roundtable.

All the "blueprints" for UDS-P can be found via Launchpad. Other Ubuntu Developer Summit details can be found at uds.ubuntu.com.

I will be at the UDS 12.04 Summit in Orlando for anyone wishing to meet-up. Most of the talks I'll be at will be in regards to the usual Phoronix topics (Linux desktop, X.Org/graphics, etc) and listening to what the latest spiel is from Canonical about hardware testing and certification. There's also a pizza-and-beer-fueled Testing in Ubuntu event on one of the evenings, where I may show off some new Phoronix Test Suite and OpenBenchmarking.org developments.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Linux News
  1. Linux Benchmarks Of Intel's Atom Z3735F On The Compute Stick
  2. Fedora's Security Team Continues Closing Old Vulnerabilities
  3. HAMMER2 File-System Now Uses LZ4 Compression By Default
  4. HiSense Chromebook Benchmarks When Running Ubuntu Linux
  5. Mandriva Linux Was Allegedly Brought Down By Employee Lawsuits
  6. GNOME 3.17.2 Is Released As The Latest Look Towards GNOME 3.18
  7. Phoronix Turns 11 Years Old Next Week: How Should We Celebrate?
  8. Ubuntu Community Council Reaffirms Its Decision Against Kubuntu's Leader
  9. Future Plans For Changing Fedora's Installer
  10. Confusion Mounts Over Wayland's Actual License
Latest Articles & Reviews
  1. Btrfs RAID 0/1/5/6/10 Five-Disk Benchmarks On Linux 4.1
  2. Opening The Gates To Our Daily Open-Source Linux Benchmark Results
  3. The Latest Features For Linux Performance Management + Benchmark Monitoring
  4. Noctua NH-U12DX i4 + NF-F12
Most Viewed News This Week
  1. NVIDIA's Proprietary Driver Is Moving Closer With Kernel Mode-Setting
  2. Features Added To Mesa 10.6 For Open-Source GPU Drivers
  3. Ubuntu's LXD vs. KVM For The Linux Cloud
  4. Friction Building Around An Ubuntu Community Council Decision
  5. The Latest Linux Kernel Git Code Fixes The EXT4 RAID0 Corruption Problem
  6. The CompuLab Fitlet Is A Neat Little Linux PC With AMD SoC
  7. Russia's Baikal Chips End Up Going For A MIPS CPU
  8. Linux 4.1-rc5 Kernel Released