Ubuntu Server Update for Maverick Meerkat Alpha3

We’ve just started the Alpha3 cycle for Maverick. In broad strokes the plans are unchanged, but there are some notable developments:

  • Several of the Java projects we are adopting are quite fast moving. We are looking into a solution that favours ease of discovery of new releases. If you have any thoughts on the matter, please review the affected blueprints and let us know your thoughts.
  • A few blueprints could really use your help! To get the best possible bug reports, apport hooks are tremendously helpful. If you have a few spare cycles, consider writing one or two!
  • Everybody loves trying new versions of software, especially if they fix an issue you’ve been running into. The daily VCS blueprint is doing exactly that and there’s plenty on the list to pick from, or create one for your own favourite package.

As a reminder, for those doing feature work in Ubuntu, Alpha 3 is the last milestone before Feature Freeze, so make sure you get your changes in before then.

If you’d like to contribute to the Maverick release, please join us at our weekly IRC meetings on Tuesdays between 1800 and 1900 UTC on #ubuntu-meeting on irc.freenode.net.

On behalf of the Ubuntu Server Team,

-Jos

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