Ubuntu ports 6.06 Beta Released
Fabio Massimo Di Nitto
fabbione at ubuntu.com
Fri Apr 21 08:04:42 BST 2006
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The Porting Team is proud to announce to the Ubuntu world the Beta release of
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS codename "Dapper Drake" and Ubuntu Server 6.06 LTS for
UltraSparc, IA64 and HPPA (1.1 and later) CPUs.
What's hot and new
For the second time the Porting Team is releasing together with Ubuntu
This is the proof that our ports are getting better and more stable in time
specially thanks to our amazing growing community,
On top of what Ubuntu mainstream already has, a number of architecture specific
improvements have been done from the previous release:
* new amazingly fast build machines have been donated by Canonical and hosted
at the official data center.
* HPPA did overrule all the other 5 architectures for being the most
up-to-date in the archive.
* a lot of work has been done on the sparc kernel that now has preliminary
support for SUN Niagara T1 CPU (as previously announced).
* mono has been ported to sparc, bringing the sparc desktop experience almost
at the same level as other architectures.
* a lot of sparc installer bug fixes made their way to the archive. Including
also installation on RAID and LVM.
* and much more under the hood.
How to get Ports
Download Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Beta here:
or the Ubuntu Server 6.06 LTS Beta here:
Net install images are available here:
Due to a very unfortunate bug, the HPPA CD images will not be able to complete
the install. It is highly recommended to use net install that is known to work fine.
Feedback and Helping
If you would like to help shape Ubuntu, take a look at the list of ways you can
Your comments, bug reports, patches and suggestions will help ensure that our
next release is the best release of Ubuntu ever. Please report bugs through
If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but aren't
sure, first try asking on the #ubuntu IRC channel on Freenode, on the Ubuntu
Users mailing list, or on the Ubuntu forums:
For specific Ports involvement and development you are welcome to join the
#ubuntu-ports IRC channel on Freenode.
hppa and ia64:
LaMont Jones <lamont at ubuntu.com>
Fabio Massimo Di Nitto <fabbione at ubuntu.com>
On behalf of the Ubuntu Porting Team,
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