Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft Knot-2
Posted on: 09/02/2006 01:26 AM

Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft Knot-2 has been released:

Welcome to Edgy Eft Knot-2, which will in time become Ubuntu 6.10.

Pre-releases of Edgy are *not* encouraged for anyone needing a stable system or who is not comfortable running into occasional, even frequent breakage. They are however recommended for Ubuntu developers and those who want to help in testing, reporting, and fixing bugs.

Knot-2 is the second in a series of milestone CD images that will be released throughout the Edgy development cycle, as images that are known to be reasonably free of showstopper CD-build or installer bugs, while representing very current snapshots of Edgy. You can download it here, for Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu and Xubuntu respectively:

Europe:

Ubuntu:
http://ftp.acc.umu.se/mirror/cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/edgy/knot-2/
http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/ubuntu-cdimage/releases/edgy/knot-2/

Kubuntu:
http://ftp.acc.umu.se/mirror/cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/edgy/knot-2/
http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/ubuntu-cdimage/kubuntu/releases/edgy/knot-2/

Edubuntu:
http://ftp.acc.umu.se/mirror/cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/edgy/knot-2/
http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/ubuntu-cdimage/edubuntu/releases/edgy/knot-2/

Xubuntu:
http://ftp.acc.umu.se/mirror/cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/edgy/knot-2/
http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/ubuntu-cdimage/xubuntu/releases/edgy/knot-2/

United Kingdom, and the rest of the world:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/edgy/knot-2/ (Ubuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/edgy/knot-2/ (Kubuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/edgy/knot-2/ (Edubuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/edgy/knot-2/ (Xubuntu)

See http://wiki.ubuntu.com/Archive for access instructions.

The primary changes from Knot 1 have been implementations of feature
goals as listed on
https://features.launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/edgy/+specs . Common to
all variants, we have upgraded Xorg to the 7.1 release. In Ubuntu, GNOME has been updated to 2.16.0 Release Candidate 1). Other notable changes are listed on http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/knot2

KDE has been updated to 3.5.4. Other notable Kubuntu changes are listed on http://wiki.kubuntu.org/EdgyEft/Knot2/Kubuntu

Since this is a prerelease set of images, you can expect some bugs. Among them are the following (so there is no need to report these if you encounter them):

* The desktop CD installer may be unable to start the advanced partitioner in some situations when there are errors on filesystems on the hard disk.

* The edubuntu-server package is not automatically installed when you do a default installation of Edubuntu.

* The new version of usplash seems to cause the desktop CD to fail to boot for some people, if you experience that, removing "splash" from the kernel command line might help.

* If you experience a flickering application menu, you need to remove /etc/xdg/menu/debian-menu.menu

If you're interested in following the changes as we further develop Edgy, have a look at the edgy-changes list:

http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/edgy-changes

We also suggest that you subscribe to the ubuntu-devel-announce mailing list if you're interested in following Ubuntu development. This is a low-traffic list (a few posts a week) carrying announcements of approved specifications, policy changes, alpha releases, and other interesting events.

http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-devel-announce

The Testing area of the wiki suggests various tests that can be performed on Knot CD releases, to try to catch bugs as soon as possible so they can be fixed:

http://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing

Bug reports should go to Malone:

https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+bugs

Enjoy,

--
Tollef Fog Heen


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