Weekly News #16: Akademy, latest changes in Edgy

The Ubuntu Weekly News #16 is out, containing a round up of events during the last week of September. Covered topics are:

  • Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) Beta Release
  • Akademy 2006
  • Poster Competition Results
  • Universe Version Freeze
  • Changes in Edgy Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu/Ichthux
  • Launchpad News
  • Feature Of The Week – Bip

For Kubuntu, the big event in the KDE calendar kicked off—the Akademy KDE Conference happening in Dublin, Ireland. Kubuntu developer Jonathan Riddell provided a raving report of goings-on.

We discover that SABDFL didn’t make it in the end; the plane apparently “got sick”, being left stranded at Stansted awaiting a replacement card to arrive from Canada:

Mark Shuttleworth had to cancel his visit after Canonical One needed repairs, but I managed to hold a successful Kubuntu BoF on my own showing what we had done in Edgy and working out how to get those changes further upstream. The SuSE developers were especially interested in Ubuntu’s thinkpad-keys daemon.

It’s excellent to hear of so much communication between the distributions, with everybody analysing and appreciating the extra development that each operating system provider spends polishing their installs.

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