Quantal 12.10 Kernel Flavors

Leann Ogasawara leann.ogasawara at canonical.com
Tue May 29 18:30:51 UTC 2012

Hi All,

With the Quantal 12.10 Alpha-1 milestone on the horizon, the Ubuntu 
Kernel Team felt this would be an appropriate time to highlight and 
publicize some of the restructuring efforts that have surrounded the 
12.10 Kernel flavors:

  * As previously discussed in the 12.04 cycle [1] and approved by the
    Tech Board [2], the i386 non-pae generic kernel flavor has been
    dropped for 12.10.
  * We have re-named the generic-pae flavor to a generic flavor for 12.10.
  * We have collapsed the virtual flavor into the generic flavor
    offering for 12.10.

At this time I would also like to point out that we have modified the 
kernel packaging for x86 such that the generic flavor is actually 
bundled and delivered via 2 packages to allow support for both the 
virtual and non-virtual instances and installations.  For a detailed 
overview of the transitions which have taken place, please refer to the 
thread on the kernel-team mailing list [3].  As a final note, for those 
upgrading from Precise 12.04, the flavor changes should go unnoticed 
assuming the appropriate meta packages have been installed.  If there 
are any questions or concerns, please let us know.


[1] https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2011-November/034399.html
[2] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TechnicalBoard/TeamReports/11/December
[3] https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/kernel-team/2012-May/020318.html
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