Ubuntu Feisty released

Today the release of Ubuntu 7.04 was released. I’ve been using the beta for a couple of days and must say it’s a nice release. I won’t repeat the highlights, those are described in the release notes.

There are some interesting and surprising moves:

  1. A complete Java stack is available in the multiverse (aka non-free) repository, consisting of JDK6, Glassfish and Netbeans packaged up and ready to use. According to the announcement, all this is considered to be included in the core as soon as JDK6 is completely available as OpenJDK. Nice move IMO.
  2. The next release will spawn a new ultra-orthodox Free Software only flavor of Ubuntu, apparently based on GNewSense. Another nice move. Although for the time beeing it’s relatively easy to remove all repositories except main and universe..

Congratulations to the Ubuntu community!


About Roman Kennke
JVM Hacker, Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat's OpenJDK team, Shenandoah GC project lead, Java Champion

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