Linked by John Mills on Tue 13th Feb 2007 21:49 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "The Ubuntu Technical Board has made two technical decisions of which we would like to inform the Ubuntu community. Both of these decisions concern the upcoming 7.04 release of Ubuntu, scheduled for mid-April." Ubuntu 7.04 will not activate binary video drivers by default, essentially meaning nothing will change from the previous releases. The second change is a major blow to the PowerPC architecture and thus owners of Apple PPC hardware: "The PowerPC edition of Ubuntu will be reclassified as unofficial. The PowerPC software itself and supporting infrastructure will continue to be available, and supported by a community team." Translation: Ubuntu PPC can shake hands with the dodo.
Thread beginning with comment 212472
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
JMcCarthy
Member since:
2005-08-12

I use Ubuntu, but everytime I hear of these big goals and plans for the next release I can't help but thinking; "Yeah, .. right". I've come to expect 'deferred'.

Edgy was supposed to be edgy, Feisty was supposed to be feisty. Edgy wasn't so edgy and Feisty certainly doesn't look like it's going to be feisty.

To be fair though, there was upstart for Edgy. And I'm certainly not complaining about the small evolutionary updates, but each time you hear about the next one they make it sound like the previous version would be rendered completely obsolete.

I guess one of the ways to judge how successful something is, is by listening to the amount of wind being blown?

Edited 2007-02-13 23:11

Reply Score: 4