Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" Code Freeze In Place, Alpha 1 Coming Thursday

Barely a few weeks after Canonical released Ubuntu 10.04 aka Lucid Lynx, they already announced plans for Ubuntu 10.10 aka Maverick Meerkat, with a release schedule aimed to launch Meerkat in October 2010.

With the increased frenzy around the new build, there is some good news now that the initial codebase for Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat has been frozen, which means that no more major changes will go into the latest build and Alpha 1 of Meerkat will see the light of day as scheduled on Thursday, June 3, 2010.

The freeze for Maverick Alpha 1 happened ahead of schedule and was announced in the Ubuntu developers newsletter. The announcement states:

Hello fellow Ubuntu developers,

the Meerkat wants to stick its head out to the world the first time!  We
haven’t really started landing new features from ourselves yet, but the first
milestone is important for testing the new kernel on a variety of hardware, as
well as the result of the autosyncs from Debian and first wave of merges and
package updates.

Between tomorrow and Thursday, the developers will iron out the bugs in the existing codebase and prepare the build for the first milestone in the schedule. So, rest assured you will be able to say hello to Maverick Meerkat soon enough.

Are you excited about Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat? Will you be trying out the Alpha?

2 thoughts on “Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" Code Freeze In Place, Alpha 1 Coming Thursday”

  1. Thanks for the notice Keith. Do you know what will happen if the Meerkat see's his shadow when he first pop's up in June?

    Will we get six more weeks of hot weather? LOL

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