Launchpad 1.1.9 was released this morning with many new features.
"We are now one week from the beta release of 7.10 and have just entered beta freeze."
"According to the 2007 DesktopLinux.com survey, Ubuntu is the distribution of choice for 30% of GNU/Linux users. The exact figure is questionable, but Ubuntu's dominance is not. For an increasing number of people, Ubuntu is GNU/Linux. Yet, looking at the pre-releases of Gutsy Gibbon, Ubuntu 7.10, I found myself becoming disturbed by the degree to which this popularity has translated into uncritical acceptance."
The Ubuntu 7.10 beta release is approaching, scheduled for 27th September.
Ubuntu 8.04 - Hardy Heron has just been announced on the Ubuntu-devel-announce list. Not only will the Ubuntu community continue to do what it does best, produce an easy-to-use, reliable, free software platform, but this release will be an Long Term Support version with updates available until 5 years after the release date.
This is the first alpha release of Gutsy Gibbon after the Feature Freeze and it is available to download from Ubuntu's site. A more-complete beta version of Gutsy Gibbon will be available on September 27th.
A slue of incorrect information on digg and various forums regarding Xorg and Xserver in the upcoming ubuntu release. Xserver 1.4 will not be in gutsy, but Xorg7.3, Displayconfig-GTK, and Bulletproofx are being deployed! Hotplugging of monitors will also be in gutsy with the new xrandr. Xserver1.4 biggest feature was input hotplugging for mice.
This last week, 5 of the 8 servers that are loco hosted but Canonical sponsored, had to be shut down due to reports that they were actively attacking other machines.