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The final Herd (alpha) release is now available from Ubuntu mirrors before the beta and release candidate versions of the upcoming 7.04 Feisty Fawn release. New in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn herd 5 is artwork improvements, X.Org 7.2, improved desktop effects support, and much more. The most notable changes are detailed here.
2 March 2007
Are you looking to re-master a LiveCD/DVD of Ubuntu Dapper Drake and Edgy Eft (or Linux Mint)? Well, head on over to the Phoronix Forums where Fragadelic has written a script to make this process very easy.
26 February 2007
Ubuntu Feisty Fawn will not ship with the proprietary display drivers for NVIDIA and ATI graphics cards. This decision was made by the Ubuntu Technical Board, but the status quo of offering the drivers through Ubuntu repositories will remain. Official PowerPC support for Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn has also been dropped. More information is available here.
13 February 2007
The third Herd (Alpha) release of Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn is now available for download. Among the changes are GNOME 2.17.90, GTK+ 2.10.9, Xfce 4.4 for Xubuntu, Ubuntu's graphical installer has a new advanced partitioning tool, painless codec installation, KVM and VMware's VMI layer, and a lot of other changes. Download links and more information is available in the Wiki.
2 February 2007
On top of O'Reilly's Open Source Convention (OSCON) going on at the end of July in Oregon, the first-ever Ubuntu Live 2007 conference will be taking place. The schedule and details are still being worked on, and there is also a call for presentations. More on Ubuntu Live 2007 is available here.
29 January 2007
First there was Ubuntu, and now the *buntu craze has flourished into an array of derivatives. From Xubuntu to Ubuntu Christian Edition, each version aims to offer something that the other doesn't (at least without downloading any of the packages manually). The latest Ubuntu project to crop up is Ubuntu Studio. The hopes of Ubuntu Studio is to create a derivative for multimedia creation with audio, video, and graphics. The Ubuntu Studio home-page is available here, and a Wiki has also been setup. No downloads are available at this time, but the hope is that it will be ready in time for the release of Ubuntu Feisty Fawn this April. Also, if you have any questions for Mark Shuttleworth, be sure to shoot on over to the Phoronix Forums.
21 January 2007
The second development release for Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty Fawn" has hit the mirrors. Ubuntu 7.04 Herd 2 integrates GNOME 2.17.5, ZeroConfNetworking, F-Spot v0.3, GTK+ 2.10.7, KVM virtualization support, WINE 0.9.29, and much much more. The changes and download links can be found here.
13 January 2007
In time for the April release of Ubuntu Feisty Fawn, Phoronix will be hosting an interview with Mark Shuttleworth -- the founder of Ubuntu as well as a space tourist. With that said, if you have any questions you would like to see answered by Mark, please head on over to the THIS THREAD in the Phoronix Forums.
12 January 2007
For our last article for 2006 we have compared the 32-bit and 64-bit performance of Ubuntu. We not only used Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft but also Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn Herd 1 for comparison. This article can be read here and a discussion thread. Have a happy new year!
29 December 2006
The first development build for Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty Fawn" has been released. While Ubuntu has tagged development builds as Colonies, Knots, and Flights in the past, this time around the development versions will be Herds: Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Herd 1, Feisty Fawn Herd 2, etc... Featured in Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn Herd 1 is GNOME 2.17, new disk analyzer, Linux 2.6.19 kernel, and a massive package merge from Debian. The release announcement can be read here, while here is the mailing list announcement. Ubuntu 7.04 Herd 1 screenshots will be up on Phoronix later, but if you give this development release a go, be sure to share your trial experience on the Phoronix Forums.
6 December 2006
An Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) is currently taking place in Mountain View, California, as developers begin to prepare for Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn (what an interesting codename). This summit is taking place from November 5 to November 10 on the Google Campus. A Wiki page is available for additional details. A few Ubuntu developers have also been blogging about their UDS experience -- Joey Stanford, Melissa Draper, and Dennis Kaarsemaker.
6 November 2006
Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft has been released this morning! Unlike the release four months ago of 6.06 Dapper Drake, Edgy Eft will only be supported for 18 months unlike the LTS (Long Term Support) found in Drake. Some of the Ubuntu highlights are the integration of GNOME 2.16, more mono programs, shutdown/startup improvements, and server improvements as well. The release announcement can be read on the mailing list.
26 October 2006
Following in the 6-month release cycles, the next installment of Ubuntu will come out in April of next year. Ubuntu 7.04 has been codenamed "The Feisty Fawn". Mark Shuttleworth has already mentioned a few details about what users can expect in this next release: improvements to hardware support in laptops, desktop and high-end server market, and adoption of upcoming desktop technologies. Ubuntu Feisty Fawn will also focus upon multimedia enablement and desktop effects. Additional planning will begin next month at the Ubuntu Developer Summit. These comments on Ubuntu 7.04 can be found in the Ubuntu list. Meanwhile, Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft will officially be launched on October 26, 2006.
19 October 2006
Edgy Eft -- the codename for the Ubuntu 6.10 cycle -- has finally reached Beta. Ubuntu 6.10 Beta 1 delivers GNOME 2.16.0, X.Org 7.1, OpenOffice.org 2.0.4 RC2, and the usual assortment of other packages. Kubuntu and Xubuntu are also coming out with their 6.10 Beta 1 candidate. More on Edgy Eft Beta 1 can be found here.
28 September 2006
The most recent move out of the Ubuntu Foundation has been the creation of an ubuntu-desktop-effects team. This group of people will focus on the integration of 3D effects into the Ubuntu desktop using Compiz, XGL, and AIGLX. At the time of posting there are currently no open bugs for this department, no support requests, and there are ten direct members. More on this desktop effects team can be found at Launchpad. Mark Shuttleworth has pointed out on his blog that they are also in need of experienced OpenGL developers. The official project announcement can be read here.
9 September 2006
The second development (knot) release of Ubuntu 6.10 (codename: Edgy Eft) has been released. Ubuntu 6.10 Knot 2 has been upgraded to X.Org 7.1, GNOME 2.16.0 Release Candidate 1, and many more changes. Like usual, all of the official *buntu derivatives have been upgrades to Knot 2 included Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and Edubuntu. The release announcement is on the Ubuntu mailing list.
1 September 2006
Now available from the Ubuntu Universe repository is Upstart. Upstart is a replacement for the init daemon in Ubuntu. NetSplit has an article discussing the reasons for this change, the daemon's design, and what all is affected.
27 August 2006
A maintenance release for Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu/Edubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake has been released. As addressed in the change-log, Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS brings several fixes and updates in this latest release.
10 August 2006
Ubuntu Edgy Eft Knot 1 has been released. Edgy Eft is the codename for Ubuntu v6.10, while Knot is their title for development milestones -- similar to the Flight series with Dapper Drake. Despite the two month delay in the Ubuntu v6.04/6.06 Dapper Drake development cycle, the next Ubuntu release is already targeted for this October. Continuing in the Ubuntu tradition, Edgy Eft Knot 1 images are available for Xubuntu, Edubuntu, Ubuntu, and Kubuntu. The development announcement is here.
20 July 2006
Similar to Fedora Weekly News, the Ubuntu documentation team has begun producing a weekly newsletter in regards to the Ubuntu Linux distribution. Among the topics in this weekly newsletter are current events for Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu, as well as other pertinent information. The first issue of the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is already up on the Wiki.
5 June 2006
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