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Ubuntu 12.04 Development update

Dec 03, 2011, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Huzzah! Seven weeks into the release cycle and Ubuntu 12.04 Alpha 1 has just been announced. Bear in mind it is of alpha quality, but please go and test it if you are curious and want to help out.

Ubuntu 12.04 will be an LTS (long term support) release, so we have taken extra measures for it to be more stable, testable and the like. Martin Pitt today reported a lot of improvements in automated testing, error reporting and creating ISO images, which will speed up operations a lot. More interesting for developers who want to keep the Ubuntu archive of packages tidy, he also reported improvements to the infrastructure which separates packages from main and universe.

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