[ Ubuntu-BD ] Fwd: Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS released

Russell John russell.john at ubuntu.com
Fri Jul 4 09:05:48 BST 2008

FYI -- 8.04.1 is now available.

If anyone wants to help to translate this announcement in Bengali for
www.ubuntu-bd.org, then please contact Shahriar Tariq at
shahriar at linux.org.bd.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Steve Langasek <steve.langasek at ubuntu.com>
Date: Fri, Jul 4, 2008 at 4:18 AM
Subject: Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS released
To: ubuntu-announce at lists.ubuntu.com

The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS, the
first maintenance update to Ubuntu's 8.04 LTS release.

In all, over 200 updates have been integrated, and updated installation
media has been provided so that fewer updates will need to be downloaded
after installation.  These include security updates and corrections for
other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and
compatibility with Ubuntu 8.04 LTS.

To Get Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS

To download Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS, or obtain CDs, visit:


Beginning with this maintenance release, users of Ubuntu 6.06 LTS will be
offered an automatic upgrade to 8.04 via Update Manager.  As always,
upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free of charge.  For
further information about upgrading, see


We recommend that all users read the release notes, which document caveats
and workarounds for known issues.  They are available at:


About Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS

This is the first maintenance release of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, which continues
to be supported with maintenance updates and security fixes until April
2011 on desktops and April 2013 on servers.

Since its release, Ubuntu 8.04 LTS has seen widespread use in a variety of
desktop and server deployments, and received a great deal of feedback from
users.  The Ubuntu team has focused their efforts on resolving issues
reported by people deploying Ubuntu out in the real world, including:

 * Firefox has been upgraded to the final 3.0 release from Mozilla,
  correcting a number of issues discovered during their beta test.

 * The Samba client allows LANMAN authentication again, correcting
  problems connecting to some NAS and older Windows servers (#209520).

 * Various problems with the FUSE interface to GNOME's new virtual file
  system have been fixed, correcting certain problems accessing network
  file shares (#211205, #212789).

 * The behaviour of the timezone map in the live CD installer has been
  improved, making it simpler to understand and use (#203423).

 * The "Hardware Drivers" application no longer reports the proprietary
  nVidia driver as being enabled when it isn't installed (#216650).

 * The Transmission menu item is now called "Transmission BitTorrent
  Client" to clearly explain its purpose (#184238).

While we have fixed a number of audio-related issues, including a
scheduler problem that caused audio stuttering under load (#188226), other
audio playback problems may still exist, because so far we have been
unable to verify a targeted fix that does not cause regressions for other
users. We will continue to investigate this, and would welcome people with
problems to provide feedback on Luke Yelavich's test packages.  See
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/191027 for details.

Updated images have also been released for members of the Ubuntu family
which do not carry the LTS (Long-Term Support) label, namely Kubuntu, the
Kubuntu KDE4 remix, Gobuntu, Xubuntu, and UbuntuStudio, with images for
Mythbuntu to follow soon.  These additional images are provided to the
community in response to USN-612-1, a major security vulnerability
identified earlier in the Ubuntu OpenSSL packages, to ensure that secure
installation images are available to all users in the Ubuntu family.  For
more information about this security vulnerability, please see:


See http://www.ubuntu.com/usn for a full list of Ubuntu security updates.
As of 2008-07-02, all updates affecting packages on the CD have been

A summary of notable updates follows.  See
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu for specific information about a
particular bug number.

Installer Updates

 * If the user opts to install "only free software", don't enable the
  'restricted' repository after installation (#220805)

 * Correct root disk autodetection when using Wubi (#217348)

 * Support displaying international filenames from the host system when
  running under Wubi (#136682)

 * Fix hang when importing settings from Windows XP French edition and
  others (#222690)

 * Fix netboot installation failures due to incorrect handling of
  installer components that had been updated since the 8.04 release
  (#94398, #234486)

Desktop Updates

 * Remove a workaround which caused performance issues for evolution and
  should no longer be required (#219587)

 * Disable window manager compositing for i815 chips due to garbled
  display output (#221920)

 * Fix a hang when using the desktop panel clock together with evolution
  calendaring (#204775)

 * Don't show mounts on the desktop that the user cannot access (#210379)

 * Fix problem with Remote Desktop Viewer connecting to some servers

 * Fix hangs with gksu and update-manager when the hostname cannot be
  resolved (#237325)

 * Restore frequency scaling on Intel Core 2 Duo systems after
  suspend/resume (#183033)

 * Fix display on multiple systems with the intel video driver (#236001,
  #235643, #228519, #221984, #204603, #216490, #201257, #224102)

 * Fix display on Geode GX2 hardware (#219630)

 * Update to GNOME 2.22.2, fixing numerous bugs.

Server updates

 * Present apache2 directory index listings as UTF-8 by default (#193753)

 * Provide logging feedback to dovecot users when the login limit is
  reached (#189616)

 * Fix network device ordering on some servers with multiple NICs

 * Incorporate significant fixes to OpenLDAP syncrepl functionality

General Updates

 * Fix a problem with excess logging when libpam-smbpass is not installed

 * Update apparmor profile to allow access to /var/lib/samba/*.tdb,
  fixing an authentication-related CUPS crash (#217787)

 * Fix duplex printing to Ricoh printers (#219999)

 * Require password on root account when set and using recovery mode

 * Restore support for dmraid raid45 arrays (#220493)

 * Return an error immediately instead of hanging when an NFS server
  returns permission denied (#214041)

 * sudo no longer errors out if the hostname cannot be resolved (#32906)

Helping Shape Ubuntu

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you can participate at


If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but
aren't sure, try asking on the #ubuntu channel on IRC.FreeNode.net, on
the Ubuntu Users mailing list, or on the Ubuntu forums:


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