Knot 2 released

Tollef Fog Heen tfheen at
Fri Sep 1 15:33:32 BST 2006

Welcome to Edgy Eft Knot-2, which will in time become Ubuntu 6.10.

Pre-releases of Edgy are *not* encouraged for anyone needing a stable
system or who is not comfortable running into occasional, even
frequent breakage.  They are however recommended for Ubuntu developers
and those who want to help in testing, reporting, and fixing bugs.

Knot-2 is the second in a series of milestone CD images that will be
released throughout the Edgy development cycle, as images that are
known to be reasonably free of showstopper CD-build or installer bugs,
while representing very current snapshots of Edgy.  You can download
it here, for Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu and Xubuntu respectively:






United Kingdom, and the rest of the world: (Ubuntu) (Kubuntu) (Edubuntu) (Xubuntu)

See for access instructions.

The primary changes from Knot 1 have been implementations of feature
goals as listed on .  Common to
all variants, we have upgraded Xorg to the 7.1 release.  In Ubuntu,
GNOME has been updated to 2.16.0 Release Candidate 1).  Other notable
changes are listed on

KDE has been updated to 3.5.4.  Other notable Kubuntu changes are
listed on

Since this is a prerelease set of images, you can expect some
bugs.  Among them are the following (so there is no need to report
these if you encounter them):

  * The desktop CD installer may be unable to start the advanced
    partitioner in some situations when there are errors on
    filesystems on the hard disk.

  * The edubuntu-server package is not automatically installed when
    you do a default installation of Edubuntu.

  * The new version of usplash seems to cause the desktop CD to fail
    to boot for some people, if you experience that, removing "splash"
    from the kernel command line might help.

  * If you experience a flickering application menu, you need to
    remove /etc/xdg/menu/

If you're interested in following the changes as we further develop
Edgy, have a look at the edgy-changes list:

We also suggest that you subscribe to the ubuntu-devel-announce
mailing list if you're interested in following Ubuntu
development.  This is a low-traffic list (a few posts a week) carrying
announcements of approved specifications, policy changes, alpha
releases, and other interesting events.

The Testing area of the wiki suggests various tests that can be
performed on Knot CD releases, to try to catch bugs as soon as
possible so they can be fixed:

Bug reports should go to Malone:


Tollef Fog Heen
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