Hardy Alpha 5 released

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at ubuntu.com
Sat Feb 23 00:47:50 GMT 2008

Hello Ubuntu developers,

Welcome to Hardy Heron Alpha-5, which will in time become Ubuntu 8.04.

Pre-releases of Hardy 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.

Alpha 5 is the fifth in a series of milestone CD images that will be
released throughout the Hardy development cycle. The Alpha images are known
to be reasonably free of showstopper CD build or installer bugs, while
representing a very recent snapshot of Hardy. You can download it here:

  http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/hardy/alpha-5/ (Ubuntu)
  http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/hardy/alpha-5/ (Kubuntu)
  http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/hardy/alpha-5/ (Edubuntu)
  http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/jeos/releases/hardy/alpha-5/ (Ubuntu JeOS)
  http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/hardy/alpha-5/ (Xubuntu)
  http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/gobuntu/releases/hardy/alpha-5/ (Gobuntu)
  http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/hardy/alpha-5/ (UbuntuStudio)

See http://wiki.ubuntu.com/Mirrors for a list of mirrors.

Alpha 5 includes several new features that are ready for large-scale
testing.  Please refer to http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/hardy/alpha5 for
information on changes in Ubuntu and
https://wiki.kubuntu.org/HardyHeron/Alpha5/Kubuntu for changes in Kubuntu.

This is quite an early set of images, so you should expect some bugs.  For a
list of known bugs (that you don't need to report if you encounter), please
see: http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/hardy/alpha5

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


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Steve Langasek
On behalf of the Ubuntu release team

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