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One day and counting down to Intrepid Ibex.

Imorgon släpps en ny utgåva av Ubuntu; Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex. Och i och med detta så kommer det samtidigt många andra goda och mindre goda nyhter.

Bla. annat så börjar Ubuntu’s grundare Mark Shuttleworth se sig om efter fler alternativ att tjäna pengar på tjänster i kring Linux. Vidare berättar han att han nog kommer att fortsätta finiansiera Ubuntu i ytterligare tre till fem år.

Andra tankar om framtiden är att Ubuntu ska bli lika enkelt, eller till och med enklare än Mac. Det ska bli lika snyggt och användarvänligt.

Mart Shuttleworth har också börjat ta upp framtidsvisioner om hur filer ska hanteras. Filsystem kommer att få sin död och ersättas av ett mer modernt sätt för filer och mappar.

I veckan som kommer så är det Ubuntu Open Week. Under denna vecka som alltid kommer i takt med en ny releasecykel, så disuteras framtiden för Ubuntu, dess funktioner och allt annat som rellaterar till Ubuntu. Här är lite av vad som erbjuds:

  • Introduction and Welcome – Jono Bacon, the Ubuntu Community manager, will kick off the week with a short welcome and give you a quick tour of what to expect during OpenWeek
  • Ubuntu behind the Scenes – You have some ideas and want to see them included in Ubuntu but don’t know how or just wondered how the ubuntu developers make this awesome distro, this is the right place to know what happens under the hood.
  • Reporting and Fixing Kernel Bugs – Leann Ogasawara will touch on kernel bug reporting best practices and getting fixes incorporated into the Ubuntu kernel.
  • Ubuntu on Ultra Mobile PCs – Oliver Grawert will explain the ins and outs of getting Ubuntu on UMPCs
  • Version Control with Bazaar – The very basics of using Bazaar. Learn how to take “snapshots” of your most important code and files..and how to roll back time to undo those changes.
  • Bazaar: Beyond The Basics – Following on from Emma Jane Hogbin’s Bzr basics, DavidFutcher guides you through some of the more “advanced” Bzr topics.
  • Edubuntu – Overview of the Edubuntu project, its purpose, and how you can get involved with this small, but vital community. “Do it for the kids”
  • Packaging 101 – Daniel Holbach, who is very interested in the growth of the Ubuntu Development Community, will talk you through the bare bone essentials of Ubuntu’s source packages.
  • Debian and Ubuntu – What is Debian? What is the importance of Debian to Ubuntu? How you can contribute to Debian?
  • An Intrepid journey in Ubuntu Server land – a retrospective of the features that the Ubuntu Server team worked on during the last release cycle and an outlook on what will follow.
  • Media Prodution on Ubuntu – A look at how Ubuntu can be used for all sorts of media, including photo processing and management, video capture and editing and audio recording and processing. This session will include a Q&A.
  • Polishing a Package – Lots of packages in Ubuntu have outstanding bugs, and outstanding available patches. Emmet Hikory will demonstrate the process of ensuring that a package is the best it can be, including a review of available resources for package improvements.
  • Ubuntu Netbook Remix Overview – Learn about Ubuntu’s offering for netbooks, with UNR Product Manager Pete Goodall and Engineers Bill Filler and Neil Patel.
  • Upstreaming Bugs – Ubuntu is a collection of software from a multitude of upstream projects (Like GNOME, KDE, Linux, Xorg) that is put together and released every 6 months. In this talk I will talk about how you can help be a bridge between Ubuntu and these projects by ensuring that bugs, patches, and feedback gets from Ubuntu to them.
  • Ubuntu Brainstorm Q+A, becoming moderator – You have some question about Ubuntu Brainstorm? You want to become moderator? This will be the right time to ask!
  • sabdfl Question and Answer – Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu will take questions from attendees in this two hour block.
  • Wine – How to help with Wine, converting Windows applications into packages, Integrating Wine into the desktop.
  • Verifying Stable Update (SRU) bugfixes – Walking through the process of verifying an update for released versions of packages.
  • Cruft. What is it and why it sucks – An overview of cruft, how its made, how it is handled, what NBS is, how to do a removal
  • Cruft Removal 101 Workshop – A crash course in removing cruft with actual packages staged in a PPA. Learn how to do from the pros.
  • Fixing a bug in Ubuntu – it’s easier than you think – You want to get involved in Ubuntu, you’d like to fix a few bugs? Excellent, Daniel Holbach will show you how push the right buttons, talk to the right people and be part of the team.
  • REVU Q+A – Open Q&A about http://revu.ubuntuwire.com (the website where new packages are reviewed for inclusion into Ubuntu).
  • Translations and Internationalization with Launchpad – MikeRooney – A guide from start (an English-only application) to finish (a translated localized application) using Launchpad to coordinate and gather community translations.
  • Kernel: From Intrepid to Jaunty – Ben Collins – A review of what the kernel team did different during intrepid’s development cycle, what we learned and what we plan to change in jaunty.
  • Open Week Questions and Feedback – Jorge Castro – In this session we will get feedback from attendees on things you’d like to see in OpenWeek; what types of topics you would like to see next time and recommendations on how to make OpenWeek better.

Diskussionerna som pågår mellan måndag den tredje november till fredag den sjunde, händer på IRC kanalen #ubuntu-classroom på Freenode.

Imorgon så släpps som sagt Inrepid och det kommer göra en sådanhär skillnad:


Innan Intrepid


Jag håller mig uppdaterad med Linux nyheter och kuriosa via bloggen OpenForce på IDG.se, som postade dessa bilder efter att en annan kille på en IT-blogg, hycklat Linux. Eller fortsatt, snarare.

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