Linked by Andrew Youll on Thu 15th Sep 2005 05:57 UTC, submitted by William Gordon
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu With Breezy Badger on its way its time for the announcement of what the next +1 release will be called, and the Ubuntu team has decided that the next +1 release (6.04) will be called The Dapper Drake. This release of Ubuntu will be supported for 3 years after release, and the Ubuntu developers are going to work as hard and as long as possible on Dapper Drake, as it's what they're going to release in response to MS's release of Windows Vista.
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RE: Ubuntu, a new hope?
by on Thu 15th Sep 2005 21:06 UTC in reply to "Ubuntu, a new hope?"

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- A better graphic-mode package manager, as efficiant as Aptitude, and even more.

you dont like synaptic? maybe its just cause im used to it, but i really have no beefs.

- A graphic-mode installer

well, only as long as they dont drop the text mode one (which could use some more work, especially in the partitioning screens). but i know not everyone likes curses installers, so having something like anaconda would probably be a plus

- An out of the box support for MP3 and other commercial standard

due to some changes in the patent, this isnt really possible. the only other commercial standard that isnt there is dvd playback, but remember, xp doesnt ship with that out of the box either. but regardless, that would be illegal too. what would be nice is some more work on third party "addon" cds and scripts that are floating around. ubuntu itself could turn a blind eye, while everyone just ran the post-install package.

- Merge the installation discs of the three branch, so you could select witch Ubuntu flavor you want during the installation and not during the download.

well, ubuntu-desktop, ubuntu-live, kubuntu, etc are all virtual packages. its real easy to add it in post install. although, it may be nice to have something a bit more visual then that. personally, i dont have a problem with hybrid discs, as long as it stays a single cd distro.

- Have the possiblity to use scripts during the installation to make custom builded distro on Ubuntu base (would be usefull in entreprise environnement) la M$ RIS.

that would be real nice, would encourage some not so legal ubuntu+not legal bits distros, which would help some users quite a bit (its rather suprising how hard it is for people to get mp3/dvd/w32codec support going)

- Have a better integration in the PAM support, having a possibility to log against an Active Directory or LDAP three.

definately would be nice, cant say ive needed it yet, but im sure i will in the future.

- Have a server way, proposing a global gesture of parameter and authentification of user, la Active Diretory using Kerberos and LDAP and integrate it with Samba, so Windows machine would work in Ubuntu domain.

- More support for user gadget, like webcam, usb scanner (I know it's kernel side, but I guess there should be at least one guy in the distro sitting at the kernel dev table)

iPod support bloody rocks nowadays, and thats all i personally use. i know webcams are a serious bitch in linux, due to the propriatary drivers. someone should really sit down and do some reverse engineering.

The road is long before whe can get to enlightenment, but the day shall come!

hehe, just kidding.

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