The Ubuntu 9.04 (codename Jaunty Jackalope) development will start in 4 days, on November 6th, and will conclude next year on April 23rd, with the final release. Make sure you check with our website, starting with November 20th when the first alpha will be released, as we will do a full coverage of the Ubuntu 9.04 development process. Without any further introduction, let's have a look at the release schedule:
November 20th, 2008
- Alpha 1 releaseDecember 18th, 2008
- Alpha 2 releaseJanuary 15th, 2009
- Alpha 3 releaseFebruary 5th, 2009
- Alpha 4 releaseFebruary 26th, 2009
- Alpha 5 releaseMarch 12th, 2009
- Alpha 6 releaseMarch 26th, 2009
- Beta releaseApril 16th, 2009
- Release CandidateApril 23rd, 2009
- Final release of Ubuntu 9.04
For the Jaunty Jackalope, the development team will focus their efforts to fulfill certain tasks that are intended to make Ubuntu 9.04 the reflection of the most efficient understanding of the open source ensemble. The first one is the boot time decrease, mostly when the OS is tailored to a specific device, but also in the standard case. Another declared goal is the intention to blur desktop tools and web services, so that the former better integrate the web. And last, but certainly not least, all of Ubuntu will migrate to Bazaar, giving developers the unprecedented possibility to publish their changes and branch any Ubuntu package with a simple bzr command.
Ubuntu 9.04 or, should I say, "The Jackalope," will be the tenth release of the Ubuntu operating system. But, until then, we have another version that should attract our attention and invade our computers, Ubuntu 8.10 (dubbed Intrepid Ibex), which you can download right now from Softpedia
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