Monthly Archives: November 2005

Breezy Backports now open for business

John Dong has announced that backports for Ubuntu 5.10 (aka Breezy Badger) are now ready. A “backport” is when a software package is built from the development version of Ubuntu and made available for users of the stable version. This allows for users to use newer desktop applications without the risk of using the development […]

Community Council Summary

The Community Council, the primary community governance body for the project, had a meeting yesterday discussing a variety of topics and inducting new Ubuntu Members. Dennis Kaarsemaker has posted a summary of the meeting, which includes the introduction of a new local team in Japan.

DB2 Certification Complete

Sivan Green reports that IBM has certified their popular DB2 Universal Database for use on Ubuntu. Sivan reported on working with the IBM team in Toronto, Canada. It’s really great that IBM has been behind us with this certification, and shows the foresight that the DB2 team has. Canonical has published a press release and […]

UBZ Lightning Talk videos available

Videos of the lightning talks at the ongoing UBZ Developer Conference are now available (Ogg Theora encoded). A “lightning talk” is a quick presentation (typically under 5 minutes) that outlines one topic and is a good way to get updated on the large variety of work being done during the development process. Brief notes are […]

Tracking Dapper's progress

While our readers debate as to what exactly a Dapper Drake is, developers from around the world have gathered in Montreal, Canada at the Ubuntu Below Zero conference to begin work on the next release. Can’t make the trip? Don’t worry, there’s an easy way to track the development progress as it unfolds. This specification […]