Ubuntu Herd 1 released
Posted on: 12/07/2006 12:14 PM

Ubuntu Herd 1 has been released:

Welcome to Feisty Fawn Herd 1, which will in time become Ubuntu 7.04.

Pre-releases of Feisty are *not* encouraged for anyone needing a stable system or anyone 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.

Herd 1 is the first in a series of milestone CD images that will be released throughout the Feisty development cycle. The Herd images are known to be reasonably free of showstopper CD build or installer bugs, while representing very current snapshots of Feisty. You can download it here, for Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Edubuntu respectively:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/feisty/herd-1/ (Ubuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/feisty/herd-1/ (Kubuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/feisty/herd-1/ (Edubuntu)

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

The primary changes from Edgy have been the re-merging of changes from Debian. Common to all variants, we have upgraded the kernel to 2.6.19.

Please refer to http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/herd1 for information on changes in Ubuntu and https://wiki.kubuntu.org/FeistyFawn/Herd1/Kubuntu for changes in Kubuntu.

This is quite an early set of images, so you can expect some bugs. Among them are the following (so you don't need to bother reporting these if you encounter them):

* Installing the i386 image in an SMP VMWare machine (at least on AMD64) fails with a kernel panic.

* When shutting down the live CD, the prompt asking you to press enter to confirm you have removed the CD reads from the wrong terminal. It is at that point safe to press the reset or power button.

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

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

We also suggest that you subscribe to the ubuntu-devel-announce 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 Herd CD releases to try to catch bugs far enough before the final release that they can be fixed:

http://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing

Bug reports should go to Malone:

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



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