[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron Alpha 6

Andrew Oakley andrew at aoakley.com
Fri Mar 7 17:39:10 GMT 2008

Michael Holloway wrote:
> Hardy Heron is nearly here - Just a month and a half(ish) till final
> release!
> I see Alpha 6 is available. Has anyone tried it. How buggy/unusable is
> it for the Desktop?

I've been using Hardy Alphas on my Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop since 
January and have been reporting bugs like mad. The vast majority are 
fixed pretty quickly, within a week. In particular I was proud to help 
out testing some quite serious Intel video driver issues for Compiz (3D 
desktop) which I'm happy to say are totally resolved now.

Pretty much everything works now except hibernate. Hibernate is a total 
lottery, three quarters of the time it hangs on resumption, a quarter of 
the time it just works as normal. The developers claim this is due to 
yet more Intel video driver bugs, which is ironic given that the Intel 
driver is open-source yet seems to be massively more buggy than the 
Nvidia driver which is closed source. Hmmm.

As a fan of LTS releases, I intend to move all my servers to Hardy a 
couple of months after it is released. Since none of them run Intel 
graphics, I'm pretty confident.

Andrew Oakley

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