In Depth: How Ubuntu is built: the inside story
Posted on: 10/03/2011 09:03 AM

Techradar takes an in-depth look at how Ubuntu is built

In Depth: How Ubuntu is built: the inside story

Every six months we release a new version of Ubuntu. Each one brings together hundreds of developers, translators, testers and documentation writers to integrate the latest and greatest upstream applications, as well as new and innovative Ubuntu technologies.

Building and releasing a new operating system every six months is hectic. Really hectic. However, since 2004, when we founded the project, we've striven to get the very best out of everyone who participates in building Ubuntu, ensuring that each release is as good as it can be.

This article explains how this organised chaos works and provides an insight into how Ubuntu is put together. Everything is encased in a rigorous release cycle, made up of a series of important milestones, which are always publicly available. Let's get started by looking at the start of a new cycle.

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