Ubuntu Karmic development kicks off
With Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope (9.04) now safely out the door the Ubuntu team has kicked off Karmic Koala development, the next major release scheduled for October this year. Canonical head Mark Shuttleworth has already laid out major plans for Karmic including even faster boot times than Jaunty, better cloud computing integration with Eucalyptus and Amazon’s EC2 and better netbook support.
Ubuntu’s Martin Pitt said earlier today that the team had spent the time since the Jaunty release last week getting the “toolchain into shape” and that development on Karmic was now ready to start. Remember to wear your seat-belt, and remember that bugs in the rear-view mirror may be closer than they appear,” he said”.
The first alpha release for Ubuntu Karmic Koala is scheduled for May 14 with the first beta due on October 1.
“We do not recommend that users upgrade to Karmic at this time; it is likely to be in very considerable flux until the initial round of merges is complete,” said Pitt.