[Fwd: Herd 3 released]

Christer Edwards christer.edwards at gmail.com
Fri Feb 2 20:24:52 GMT 2007

I thought some of you might be interested in seeing this.  I'm going to
do some testing over the weekend.  If you've got a free machine & some
time why not give Herd 3 a try & see what can be improved.  Thanks.

-------- Forwarded Message --------
From: Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen at ubuntu.com>
Reply-To: ubuntu-devel-discuss at lists.ubuntu.com
To: ubuntu-devel-announce at lists.ubuntu.com
Subject: Herd 3 released
Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2007 14:45:14 +0100

Welcome to Feisty Fawn Herd 3, 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 3 is the third 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 2 has been feature
development.  Please refer to http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/herd3 for
information on changes in Ubuntu, and
https://wiki.kubuntu.org/FeistyFawn/Herd3/Kubuntu for changes in

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 alternate i386 install CD takes a very long time (about five
    minutes) to do hardware detection on some machines.  During that
    period, the installer will look like it has hung or
    blue-screened.  Adding hw-detect/start_pcmcia=false to the kernel
    command line works around this problem.

  * 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".

  * GNOME Power Manager does not start by default due to a packaging
    error.  It can be started by hand by running "gnome-power-manager"
    from the Run dialog (Accessed by pressing F2).

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
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are

Christer Edwards
christer.edwards at gmail.com
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