Kate Stewart, Ubuntu Release Manager at Canonical, announced in an email to the Ubuntu devel announce mailing list that the Beta 2 of Ubuntu 11.04 was ready and now available for download. This is the last Beta before final release and 11.04 will move from Beta to Final release on April 28th with no planned Release Candidate for this cycle. I've included in total Stewart's email to the mailing list. The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 2. Codenamed "... more »
Kate Stewart, Ubuntu Release Manager at Canonical announced Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 1 (Natty Narwhal) release on the ubuntu-devel-announce mailing list. Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 1 is now available for download and details on this Beta release can be found below in the full release announcement.   The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 11.04 beta. Codenamed "Natty Narwhal", 11.04 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source te... more »
"The Ubuntu developers are moving quickly to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software the Open Source community has to offer. The Natty Narwhal Alpha 3 Release of Ubuntu 11.04, is a developer snapshot to give you an early glance at the next version of Ubuntu," states the first line of the Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 3 wiki.The wiki gives instructions on how and where users can go to get the Alpha 3 of Natty. If you are wanting to find out what's new, what's been updated, how to h... more »
[Update: Post has been changed to reflect the Mailing List announcement and not the earlier Wiki Page Information] Alpha 2 for Ubuntu 11.04, Natty Narwhal was released today and as with any releases still in development comes with all the usual developers only warnings.Having said that below is the Ubuntu Natty Narwhal Alpha 2 Release Announcement which Kate Stewart, Ubuntu Release Manager at Canonical, sent to the ubuntu-devel announce mailing list today.Welcome to Natty Narwhal Alpha 2, whi... more »
Shown below, is the Ubuntu, Natty Narwhal, Alpha 1 release announcement, that Kate Stewart, Ubuntu Release Manager, Canonical, posted to the ubuntu-devel-announce mailing list earlier today.defn Spy Hopping: "A form of cetacean behavior that consists of rising vertically out of the water, head first, and scanning the entire surrounding area while rotating." (Source: Dor) Natty Narwhal is doing a first bit of Spy Hopping, also known as Alpha 1, which will in time become Ubuntu 11.04.... more »
In preparation for the Ubuntu 11.04, Natty Narwhal Alpha 1 release, Kate Stewart, Ubuntu Release Manager, Canonical, announced on the ubuntu-devel-announce mailing list "Main Frozen for Natty Alpha 1" . Below is the announcement in full.Dear developers, Two days out from the expected release of Natty Alpha 1, the milestone freeze is now in effect. Please take care that any packages that you upload to main between now and the Alpha 1 release will help us in the goal of a high quality... more »
David Planella, Ubuntu Translations Coordinator, issued a call for Translation Stories today. This call for stories represents one of projects that the Ubuntu Translations Community will be working on during the Ubuntu 11.04, Natty Narwhal cycle.The goal of the Translation Stories Project is to highlight how the work of the translators impact positively on people's lives throughout the Ubuntu Community and beyond. "We'd like to share our excitement and highlight the awesome work translat... more »
Screenshot on How to participate in UDS-N from the UDS website    What's on tap for this week in the world of Ubuntu? It's the Ubuntu Developer Summit for the Ubuntu 11.04, Natty Narwhal cycle, otherwise known as UDS-N.Just as UDS website states, "Be there and make a difference", I'll be blogging, denting, tweeting, facebooking and more from the sessions this week. I am looking forward to seei... more »
Ubuntu Developer Summit, more commonly referred to as UDS, will take place from Monday, October 25 through Friday, October 29, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. Every 6 months just after each Ubuntu release UDS takes place, usually alternating between locations in the United States and Europe. UDS is where the Ubuntu developers begin putting together the roadmap to the next Ubuntu release, in this case Ubuntu 11.04, codenamed Natty Narwhal.I am personally looking forward to participating in this UDS... more »

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