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Preparing for Ubuntu 10.10 with the Platform Rally

Aug 27, 2010, 21:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Walker)

[ Thanks to Linux User & Developer magazine for this link. ]

"The Platform Sprint is something that is traditionally limited to Canonical employees, but in recent times there has also been attendance by certain upstreams. It's held every six months, around the middle of the development cycle; shortly before Final Freeze. In normal Ubuntu style, a hotel is largely taken over for five days and this time it was held in Prague, Czech Republic. This event was also shared with Linaro, the non-profit organisation tasked with making an industry-wide ARM reference platform, with its roots stemming from Ubuntu.

"I was asked to attend this recent Sprint which has now been renamed as Platform Rally. My interests are generally split between Server, Cloud and community. Not having been to one before, but being aware of their existence, I was somewhat excited and apprehensive about what to expect.

"With every release, Canonical sets a certain amount of specifications it wants to deliver itself for the next Ubuntu release"

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