12 April 2007

Introducing: Gutsy Gibbon AND Glossy Gnu

Yes, and. The next Ubuntu release will be Gutsy Gibbon. It will not be LTS, which means I'm sticking to the "it'll be 8.04" camp. Along with Gutsy Gibbon, it seems we'll be seeing a new edition to the Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Edubuntu/Xubuntu/Fluxbuntu family, and it'll be the Glossy Gnu, 100% Free everything (and therefore suited only to desktop computers--binary firmware for wireless cards won't be there and open ones are illegal). The goal is to have the 7.10 repos open the day Feisty comes out. I'm upgrading that day, if possible. There'll likely be nothing new yet, but I like seeing all the new things right away, and I don't care if X breaks (not that it ever does when you use Intel graphics).

Also, the Gutsy UDS is less than a month away, though for me it's quite far (Sevilla, Spain). The good news for all of us long-distance people? The conference will be VOIP-ified so we all have a chance to participate. If you have any ideas you'd really like to see get into the next release, make a page for it on the Ubuntu Wiki (Spec), in Launchpad (Blueprint), and then, if you can attend the UDS either online or in person, mark it for UDS discussion

Read Mark Shuttleworth's letter.


5 comments:

John said...

How is Gutsy Gibbon going to be 8.04? Feisty is 7.04, and the next release should be 7.10, and I would assume that is what Gutsy is slated for. Am I missing something here? Cheers!

Mackenzie said...

Gutsy Gibbon will not be LTS, so I'm sticking to the "it [the next LTS] will be 8.04"

Anonymous said...

Hey guys!!! There isn't an official announce about the releasing next long term support (LTS) distribution of Ubuntu. What about you're talking? Or am I missed something...?

Mackenzie said...

Right, there isn't an official date for the next LTS, but since Dapper was 2 years into the Ubuntu project, and since it gets 3 years of support, there are people predicting that 8.04 will be the next one, and I agree with them. It'd give admins time to test out the new one and figure out exactly what they're doing before the support on Dapper runs out. I thought the phrasing "in the 8.04 camp" would imply that. There are some people who expect it to be 8.10, so they'd be the other camp. I don't know if anyone expects it to be 9.04, since that'd mean making it happen right away when Dapper runs out, and that doesn't leave any time for testing before having company-wide (or school-wide, or whatever) rollouts.

Mackenzie said...

And actually, I just got the email from Jono Bacon saying that 8.04 WILL be the next LTS.