[ubuntu-florida] Fwd: Intrepid Alpha 6 released

Dan Trevino dantrevino at gmail.com
Tue Sep 30 22:14:22 BST 2008

Beware of Alpha6.  If your hardware uses the e1000e driver, you may render
it unusable.  Even some current e1000 driver hardware may be using the
e1000e driver going forward.

Use alpha6 with caution if you have the intel chipset.

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/intrepid/alpha-6/Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid
Ibex) Alpha 6

Due to an unresolved bug in the Linux kernel included in these images, they
should not be used on Intel ethernet hardware supported by the e1000e driver
(Intel GigE). Doing so may render your network hardware permanently

Older Intel ethernet hardware which uses the e1000 driver is not affected by
this; however, some hardware which used the e1000 driver in previous Ubuntu
releases, such as hardware that uses a PCI Express bus, has been moved from
e1000 to e1000e in the latest kernel releases. If in doubt, do not use these
images, and subscribe to
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/263555 to be notified
when the bug is fixed.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Steve Langasek <steve.langasek at ubuntu.com>
Date: Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 7:09 PM
Subject: Intrepid Alpha 6 released
To: ubuntu-devel-announce at lists.ubuntu.com

Hello Ubuntu developers,

Welcome to Intrepid Ibex Alpha-6, which will in time become Ubuntu 8.10.

Pre-releases of Intrepid 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 6 is the sixth in a series of milestone CD images released throughout
the Intrepid 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 Intrepid. You can download it here:

 http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/intrepid/alpha-6/ (Ubuntu)
 http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/intrepid/alpha-6/ (Ubuntu
Education Edition)
 http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/intrepid/alpha-6/ (Kubuntu)
 http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/intrepid/alpha-6/ (Xubuntu)

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

Alpha 6 includes a number of software updates that are ready for large-scale
testing.  Please refer to http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/intrepid/alpha6 for
information on changes in Ubuntu.

This is 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:

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


We also suggest that you subscribe to the ubuntu-devel-announce 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.


Bug reports should go to the Ubuntu bug tracker:


Steve Langasek
On behalf of the Ubuntu release team

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