Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Oct 2007 21:43 UTC, submitted by Jeremy LaCroix
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The release candidate for Ubuntu 7.10 has been released. "The Ubuntu developers are hurrying to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software that the open source and free software communities have to offer. This is the Ubuntu 7.10 release candidate, which brings a host of excellent new features. We consider this release candidate to be complete, stable and suitable for testing by any user. The final stable version will be released in October 2007."
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Looks good
by pllb on Thu 11th Oct 2007 22:23 UTC
pllb
Member since:
2007-04-30

Looks like a better release than the previous, but I'll be sticking with my Debian install. It should be noted that this new printer stuff in this release is taken from Fedora. But it's nice to finally see the Ubuntu team tackling some of the security issues..I've been seeing rants about it for years on the forums.

Edited 2007-10-11 22:26

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RE: Looks good
by Rahul on Thu 11th Oct 2007 22:39 in reply to "Looks good"
Rahul Member since:
2005-07-06

As someone involved with Fedora for a long time, I can say this and when I do I believe I am speaking for everyone in the Fedora community that I am happy that Ubuntu is taking things from Fedora like desktop effects preferences and system-config-printer and that they are interested in doing that more and we go out of our way including changing our infrastructure to enable them to do exactly that

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2007-August/msg022...

A number of innovations (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/RedHatContributions) from Fedora constantly go into other distributions and Fedora has a strong upstream focus (http://fedoraprojecct.org/wiki/PackageMaintainers/WhyUpstream) that is specifically geared towards this. Just a while back I noticed that Mandriva's latest release had some Udev changes that they acknowledged as being from Fedora which is great.

The latest OpenSUSE, Debian etc ship Fedora's virtualization related tools too and practically everybody is including things like the HAL, DBus, NetworkManager etc along with recently Iced Tea which is a competely Free derivative of OpenJDK created originally for Fedora.

This is not a one way street. Ubuntu adopting system-config-printer got Fedora a number of bug fixes which saves time and effort for everybody. So take what you will and share the changes if you can. This is Free software at it's best. Have fun.

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RE[2]: Looks good
by HangLoose on Thu 11th Oct 2007 22:45 in reply to "RE: Looks good"
HangLoose Member since:
2007-09-03

More or less like the "idea" of one-single-cd-distribution that is now adopted by the major distributions...

Spins - Fedora
Gnome/KDE - openSuse
Even Indiana to openSolaris...

Thats the beauty of open source... ;)

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