published October 20th, 2011 | categories: Canonical | all categories
Mark Shuttleworth, found of Canonical, revealed the direction for the future Long Term Service (LTS), Precise Pangolin (v.12.04). Today marks the 7th Anniversary of Ubuntu. I nsummary,
Shuttleworth has outlined the goals that he wants to develop for v.12.04 Server, which include:
- Adjusting the cycle to allocate more time for resolving issues
- Introducing minimal new infrastructure or platform-visible change
- Goal-driven and continuously benchmarked programs of action around performance
- First-class accessibility for those with special interaction needs
- Enablement and certification of the sorts of hardware people will deploy at scale and in the datacenter (.e.g ARM)
Additionally, Shuttleworth will focus Ubuntu LTS as a leader in Cloud infrastructure development.
The last 2 Ubuntu releases have been difficult for Ubuntu users. Unity has been a major paradigm shift for the desktop display from Gnome to Unity. The LTS will focus on:
- Perfecting the display
- Additional support for multiple monitors
- Refinement, polish and precision
Ubuntu 10.10-11.10 really lost my interest. The shift from a light and simple desktop to a bug filled and system resource heavy Unity took me aback and further tightened my grip on Lucid (v.10.04). Last year I began operation of a public Ubuntu Lucid mirror and software repository on my home servers. All of my servers currently operate Ubuntu 10.04. I fully intend on firing up another server for the Pangolin mirror come April. However, I really hope that the simplicity and functionality are not siphoned away in lieu of progress. That would be a shame.
Good luck to Canonical and Ubuntu! I look forward to the April 26, 2012 release party!
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