Wednesday, 4 July 2007

[Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon] Tribe 2 Released

Pre-releases of Gutsy are *not* encouraged for anyone needing a stable
system or anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional, even
frequent breakage. They are, however, recommended for Ubuntu developers
and those who want to help in testing, reporting, and fixing bugs.

Tribe 2 is the second in a series of milestone CD images that will be
released throughout the Gutsy development cycle. The Tribe images are known
to be reasonably free of show-stopper CD build or installer bugs, while
representing a very recent snapshot of Gutsy. You can download it here:
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/gutsy/tribe-2/ (ubuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/gutsy/tribe-2/ (kubuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/gutsy/tribe-2/ (Edubuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/gutsy/tribe-2/ (Xubuntu)

The first set of new features landed in Tribe 2 and are ready for
large-scale testing. Please refer to the following web pages for
details:

http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/tribe2 (Ubuntu)
https://wiki.kubuntu.org/GutsyGibbon/Tribe2/Kubuntu (Kubuntu)
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/GutsyGibbon/Tribe2/Xubuntu (Xubuntu)

This is quite an early set of images, so you should expect some
bugs. Among these are the following (so you don't need to bother
reporting these if you encounter them):

* The desktop CD installer hangs indefinitely on some systems when
choosing manual partitioning. If this happens to you, close the
installer (wait a bit until you are offered to forcefully quit it),
open a Terminal (in Applications -> Accessories), and run:

sudo killall ubiquity; sudo ubiquity

(https://launchpad.net/bugs/122645)

* When using restricted-manager to enable the proprietary Nvidia or
ATi graphics driver on the live CD, the required driver packages
will not be installed automatically to the newly installed target
system and thus the graphical user interface will not start. Please
only enable those drivers in an installed system for now.
(https://launchpad.net/bugs/114296)

* On Edubuntu server installs, the "Building LTSP root" step takes a
very long time (in the order of 15 minutes) without visible
progress. It will eventually finish, though.
(https://launchpad.net/bugs/121547)

* On Edubuntu server installs, the default DHCP configuration for
thin clients is flawed, so that they will not boot from the server.
To fix this, remove the line with 'next-server' from
/etc/ltsp/dhcpd.conf and restart the DHCP server with

sudo /etc/init.d/dhcp3-server restart

(https://launchpad.net/bugs/122796)

If the graphical system does not come up or is very slow, please
file a bug against compiz:

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/compiz/+filebug

Please include a copy of the files ~/.xsession-errors and
/var/log/Xorg.0.log, and the output of glxinfo and xdpyinfo.

If you're interested in following the changes as we further develop
Gutsy, have a look at the gutsy-changes mailing list:

http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/gutsy-changes

Please be aware that this list usually has several dozen mails every
day.

We also suggest that you subscribe to the ubuntu-devel-announce list
if you're interested in following Ubuntu development. This is a
low-traffic list (a few posts a month) carrying announcements of
approved specifications, policy changes, alpha releases, and other
interesting events.

http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-devel-announce

Bug reports should go to the Ubuntu bug tracker:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu

Enjoy,

The Ubuntu Development Team
http://www.ubuntu.com
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