Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Dec 2007 17:38 UTC, submitted by gsmd
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "The Ubuntu developers are moving very quickly to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software the Open Source Community has to offer. Hardy Heron Alpha 2 is the second alpha release of Ubuntu 8.04, and with this new alpha release comes a whole host of excellent new features."
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Disappointing
by maxx_730 on Sun 23rd Dec 2007 18:04 UTC
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2005-12-14

Sincerely not attempting to troll here, but the stuff mentioned in the release announcement is all just new versions of upstream (that Fedora 8 already had btw). So could anyone familiar with Ubuntu elaborate on the goals for Hardy Heron?

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RE: Disappointing
by SlackerJack on Sun 23rd Dec 2007 18:19 in reply to "Disappointing"
SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

I should imagine it would be to make the desktop user experience more easier and build on a already excellent feature set, 2.6.24 dont come with Fedora 8 btw.

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RE[2]: Disappointing
by sledgehammer89 on Sun 23rd Dec 2007 19:09 in reply to "RE: Disappointing"
sledgehammer89 Member since:
2006-02-02

> 2.6.24 dont come with Fedora 8 btw
But 2.6.24 will be in Fedora 8 when it's released ;) (as 2.6.23 is in Fedora 7 when it was released)

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RE: Disappointing
by chrono13 on Sun 23rd Dec 2007 18:34 in reply to "Disappointing"
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2006-10-25

Where most Ubuntu releases ship with some pretty big bugs that get fixed over the first few weeks (and some which amazingly do not), the LTS releases are conservative in comparison. Debian and RH are more conservative yet.

A 'last version' (7.10) with upstream updates and lots of bug fixes is what you should expect from any LTS.

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RE[2]: Disappointing
by Priest on Sun 23rd Dec 2007 20:49 in reply to "Disappointing"
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2006-05-12

8.04 is a LTS release:

From wikipedia: Ubuntu releases new versions every six months, and supports those releases for 18 months with daily security fixes and patches to critical bugs. There are also Long Term Support (LTS) releases, which have three years support for the desktop version and five years for the server version.

It isn't common for them to push bleeding edge stuff into the LTS release, but at the same time it goes through more testing, should have fewer bugs, and will have available packages and updates for a longer period of time.

I like the way they do their LTS cycle. I almost wish the company I work for would start using Ubuntu server for more stuff instead of always selecting Red Hat. I can tell you that at least haft the people in the group that work on the *nix stuff use Debian and Ubuntu on their own workstations (Windows and Solaris 10 make up the rest).

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