Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Jan 2006 22:08 UTC, submitted by Peter Leese
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Ubuntu Dapper Drake Flight CD3 has been released. I haven't received the email on ubuntu-devel yet, but the .iso files appear to be up (Ubuntu | Kubuntu). Improvements in this release include an updated installer CD boot splash, X11R7, GNOME 2.13.4, improved and simplified menus, new default desktop panel configuration, some new applications such as XChat-GNOME, a faster live CD, live CD persistence, and more. In addition to software improvements, Launchpad is now officially open for business for all bug tracking.
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RE[3]: Launchpad?
by subterrific on Tue 17th Jan 2006 09:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Launchpad?"
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"helping out in repackaging is not something worth talking about. What *code* contributions have they made. Name ANY new open source projects done by them."

the modular xorg 7.0 release was not "repackaged". it was the first modular release, there was a huge amount of packaging work to split xorg up and provide an upgrade path for users. daniel stone put a lot of work into it. he contributed a lot of code as well

to name a few *new* open source projects by canonical:

launchpad, rosetta, and malone are not proprietary, just unfinished and unreleased. the release milestones and features are available they are targeting a july 6th 1.0 release.

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RE[4]: Launchpad?
by JonO on Tue 17th Jan 2006 12:43 in reply to "RE[3]: Launchpad?"
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It's amazing how posts like this, which should end the trolling and get everyone to shut up, are happily ignored.

You can never find a bucket of facts and truths big enough to put out flaming rhetoric on the internet.

On topic *gasp!*, I'm thinking Dapper Kubuntu or a future version of Kanotix might be for me. Usually I like a minimal OS with Fluxbox and a 2.4 kernel, but I've been playing with KDE lately and it's even better then I remember. ;) If you're looking for one big reason to like Ubuntu, you're going to be dissapointed. It's a culmination of small details that make it a nice distro.

If you're looking for a reason to dislike it, it's popular, and that seems to be enough for alot of people.

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RE[5]: Launchpad?
by dodongo on Tue 17th Jan 2006 17:11 in reply to "RE[4]: Launchpad?"
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"but I've been playing with KDE lately and it's even better then I remember."

Oh man, you're not kidding. Some of the stuff they're doing for KDE 4 sounds nutso-cool. I started using KDE when I first installed Linux (due to my SuSE persuasion), then switched to GNOME while using SuSE on accuont of the programs I was using (basically all GTK).

Now, I'm a happy Ubuntu user, contributing as I can, happy that I've found a distro that fits me really well, and I love (for the most part) what they're doing with GNOME. What I don't like, I can change.

And believe me, I'm going to change to KDE, if only for a bit, when the v.4 releases come out ;)

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