Author Archives: Jeff Waugh

initramfs upgrade warning for amd64 users

A quick word of caution from your bleeding edge guardian angel, @ubuntustatus: “WARNING: amd64 users on Maverick (10.10) should not upgrade now. We are seeing initramfs errors, which lead to broken boots.”

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Xorg 1.8 now fully baked in Maverick

Now that all of the drivers have landed, Xorg 1.8 is fully baked and ready for safe upgrade in Maverick (that is, without losing any meta packages or other drivers along the way). Enjoy!

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Watch out, Xorg hackers about!

Consider yourself doubly-warned — xorg-server 1.8 has been uploaded to Maverick. It just completed the build and publish process for i386 and armel as of this post, so expect to see it land on your crash-test-dummy machine very soon. Fingers crossed … Continue reading

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Greetings and goodbyes at the entrance to hell

It has been surprisingly quiet since Alpha 1, but some big changes slipped through nonetheless. Saddle up, it’s wildcat herding time! Welcome news for fans of half-arsed i686 implementations: The shift from i486 to i686 build instructions in Maverick may … Continue reading

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Before the floodgates opened

Alpha 1 is done, and the floodgates have opened! Let’s check out the action from the last few days before we’re inundated with updates… Master of the Ubuntu toolchain, Matthias Klose, has updated the LLVM compiler stack — including llvm, … Continue reading

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Maverick Alpha 1 ships — Hakuna Matata!

Maverick Alpha 1 ships today with a sprinkle of show tune theatricality: “When he was a young warthog He found his aroma lacked a certain appeal He could clear the savannah after every meal … Hakuna! It means no worries … Continue reading

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Freeze weeks are so boring…

Freeze weeks are so boring…

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Smarter lib* aware bash-completion hack dumped

Oh well, that didn’t last long. The clever bash-completion hack I mentioned in the last update was reverted, and is unlikely to return (based on developer sentiment for the feature).  So if you’re seeing a bash-completion related error when starting a … Continue reading

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It’s June already… and Alpha 1 Beckons

Though developers are still struggling through a stack of manual merges at this point in the cycle, it’s already time for Alpha 1. Yikes! So this week will be a little quiet. In the mean time, everyone’s trying to sneak … Continue reading

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Matt Zimmerman’s summary of development plans for Ubuntu 10.10

Ubuntu CTO Matt Zimmerman just blogged a collection of links to Maverick development plans, from the Desktop, Server, Foundations and Kernel teams.

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