Una cabra jugará del lado de Ubuntu

Pues, si señores, una cabra , o para ser más exactos un Ibex sera el animal que acompañará a la versión posterior a Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron.


Hoy Mark Shuttleworth ha dado a conocer desde una lista de correos de desarrollo de Ubuntu el nuevo nombre de la versión 8.10 planeado para el mes de Octubre. Este nombre es Intrepid Ibex, que traduciendo seria una Cabra montesa Intrépida o Íbice Intrépida (yo prefiero este último).

Iba a realizar una traducción del mail enviado por Mark, pero alguien se me adelanto, así que mejor en vez de dividir esfuerzos aquí les doy un vínculo de la traducción que la gente de ubuntu-es ha realizado.

Aunque a grandes rasgos se presentarán mejoras con respecto a la conectividad utilizando diferentes medios,con esto probablemente se refieran a la versión móvil que se viene desarrollando hace unos meses.

También para recordar que los cambios visuales que se iban a realizar en Hardy han sido postergados a Intrepid, así que será una versión muy esperada que concuerda con el 4 aniversario de Ubuntu.

Aquí el mail original:

With Hardy now past feature-freeze it’s time to start to plan

features that are being lined up for inclusion after Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

is released in April.

And so I’d like to introduce you to the Intrepid Ibex, the release

which is planned for October 2008, and which is likely to have the

version number 8.10.

During the 8.10 cycle we will be venturing into interesting new

territory, and we’ll need the rugged adventurousness of a mountain

goat to navigate tricky terrain. Our desktop offering will once

again be a focal point as we re-engineer the user interaction model

so that Ubuntu works as well on a high-end workstation as it does on

a feisty little subnotebook. We’ll also be reaching new peaks of

performance – aiming to make the mobile desktop as productive as


A particular focus for us will be pervasive internet access, the

ability to tap into bandwidth whenever and wherever you happen to

be. No longer will you need to be a tethered, domesticated animal –

you’ll be able to roam (and goats do roam!) the wild lands and

access the web through a variety of wireless technologies. We want

you to be able to move from the office, to the train, and home,

staying connected all the way.

The Intrepid Ibex will take shape at our next Ubuntu Developer

Summit, an open event to which members of the Ubuntu community,

upstream communities, corporate developers and other distributions

are all invited. That summit takes place in beautiful Prague, in the

Czech Republic from 19th – 23rd May 2008. Together we will draw up

detailed blueprints for Ubuntu 8.10. Please join us there to help

define the Intrepid Ibex:


Ubuntu 8.10 will be our ninth release, and the fourth anniversary of

the first release – 4.10. In those four years, Ubuntu has grown as a

project, an ethos and a community. The Ubuntu community have worked

to set the benchmark for open, inclusive, and collaborative

development processes. We have open specifications, open governance

structures and a willingness to empower everyone to make their

unique contribution to the success of the project.

This has created an extraordinary diversity in participation; a

depth of talent including packagers, programmers, translators,

writers, testers, advocates, technical support, artists and many

others. Those contributions come as much from the corporate world –

Canonical and other companies that have embraced Ubuntu as a core of

their offering – as from a huge number of individual professionals.

It is this combination of expertise and perspectives that makes it

such a pleasure for me to be part of this project, and I thank all

of you for your continued passion, participation, and energy.

Hardy is our best development cycle yet, delivering on our promise

of reliability and stability for the Heron. We must stay focused on

that goal. To the extent that you have a brilliant idea for the

future, you now have a peg to hang it on – the Intrepid Ibex. When

the Hardy Heron has taken flight we will engage fully with the Ibex.

Give it horns!


Vía | Ubuntips

Fuente original | Mail en lista de Mark Shuttleworth