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Ubuntu 10.10 � the release cycle in review�

Oct 18, 2010, 23:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Walker)

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"Ubuntu 10.10 developer and Community Leader Dave Walker reflects on Maverick Meerkat's release cycle. Celebrating with a 10/10/10 release date meant a compressed development period. Many said it couldn't (or wouldn't) be done. They were wrong...

"Ubuntu 10.10 - the release cycle in review…As is increasingly common, with better quality assurance (QA) / testing than ever before – and wider adoption of the milestone and daily snapshots pre-releases – we are able to identify more bugs, earlier. It used to be the case that many of the rare or edge bugs were only discovered post-release, and were then either fixed as an SRU (Stable Release Update) or if minor, left until the next release to implement the fix. This generally means that with each subsequent release there is increased stability.

"When I first started with Ubuntu, it was a common thought that until it's released it should not run unless you are a developer. This image has completely changed"

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