Ubuntu Herd 4 released

Tollef Fog Heen tfheen at ubuntu.com
Fri Feb 16 09:35:36 GMT 2007

Welcome to Feisty Fawn Herd 4, which will in time become Ubuntu 7.04.

Pre-releases of Feisty are *not* encouraged for anyone needing a
stable system, or anyone 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.  Installing a milestone and then upgrading through
the release cycle should leave you with a close approximation of the
final release.

Herd 4 is the fourth in a series of milestone CD images that will be
released throughout the Feisty development cycle. The Herd images are
known to be reasonably free of showstopper CD build or installer bugs,
while representing current snapshots of Feisty. You can download it
here, for Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Edubuntu:







See http://wiki.ubuntu.com/Archive for access instructions.

The primary focus during the time from Herd 3 has been a mix of
feature development and bug fixing.  Please refer to
http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/herd4 for information on changes in
Ubuntu, and https://wiki.kubuntu.org/FeistyFawn/Herd4/Kubuntu for
changes in Kubuntu.

This is an early set of images, so you can expect some bugs. Among
these are the following (so you do not need to bother reporting these
if you encounter them):

  * The desktop CD fails to reboot when the graphical installer
    finishes, due to a change in GDM which is not yet picked up by
    other components of the distribution.

  * We have switched the partitioning tool in the desktop installer to
    another implementation.  The user interface of the manual
    partitioning tool is not finished, but we would very much like to
    receive bugs about crashes and other, non-user interface related

    If the new partitioner does not work for you, you can use the old
    partitioner by opening a terminal and running 
    "ubiquity --old-partitioner".

If you are interested in following changes as we further develop
Feisty, have a look at the feisty-changes list:


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


The Testing area of the wiki suggests various tests that can be
performed on Herd CD releases to try to catch bugs early in the
release process that they can be fixed:


Bug reports should go to the Ubuntu bugtracker, Malone:



Tollef Fog Heen
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