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Canonical Works Out Plans For RTM Version Of Ubuntu Phone

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Published on 05 June 2014 10:17 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu
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Developers are formalizing the processes to get a "release to manufacturing" version of the Ubuntu Phone software out to vendors in the months ahead.

Following a developer meeting in Malta, Colin Watson has laid out his plans for getting the Ubuntu Phone software stack and release processes into shape for getting an "RTM" version this current development cycle. The RTM version will likely be managed using the Launchpad "derived distribution" functionality, but some improvements are being made right now to allow this process to work smoothly.

Ubuntu fans and stakeholders can learn more about the Ubuntu Phone RTM plans via this ubuntu-release message.

So far BQ and Meizu are the only two companies we know of that plan to start shipping Ubuntu Phones in 2014.

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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 .
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