Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Opens Up, UDS Is Coming Soon
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 14 October 2011 at 12:37 PM EDT. 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.

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