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.
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For what it's worth, it's likely that we'll be shipping the devicescape stack in Feisty and moving as many drivers as possible over to it. It'll take some time before all drivers are ported, especially out of tree ones which have seen little development for some time like rtl8180.

Just curious, I haven't followed development too closely, but aren't there blockers still preventing dscape from migrating to mainline? I thought it was still a work in flux. Won't that cause the potential for problems with a "supported" kernel, or will it be packaged as an unsupported add-on?

I played with 2.6-wireless-dev for a while as part of my futile effort in getting my broadcom working with the bcm43xx drivers. No doubt easier accessibility to dscape will help a lot of wireless sub-projects depending on it get more testers involved.

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