One of the most popular Linux Distro’s – Ubuntu takes pride in revealing it’s new and ‘Yet-to-come’ Ubuntu 12.10. The new distro gets named even before it’s predecessor, Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) makes it’s full release. Precise Pangolin has been in it’s beta for a while now and has been marked for release on the 26th of April, which is 2 days from now.
The CEO of Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth writes in his blog talking about how 12.10 will prove it’s Quality. It is expected that Quantal Quetzal would make it’s debut this fall and also would have a couple of new packages.
[Image Source: Wikipedia - Respledent Quetzal]
He writes “12.04 being an LTS we’ve been minding our P’s and Q’s, but many of our quality-oriented practices from 12.04 LTS will continue into Q territory. We’ll keep the platform usable throughout the cycle, because that helped hugely to encourage daily use of the release, which in turn gives us much better feedback on questions of quality.”
Unity – The Desktop Environment under Ubuntu will be modified and polished in upcoming versions.
“The effort we put into polishing Unity and the rest of the platform in 12.04 seem to have paid off handsomely, with many quondam quarrelsome suddenly quiescent in the face of a surge in support for the work.”
“From a styling point of view, we think in terms of quadruples: this next release starts a cycle of four, which will culminate in 14.04 LTS. So there’s an opportunity to refresh the look. That will kick off with a project on typography to make sure we are expressing ourselves with crystal clarity – making the most of Ubuntu’s Light and Medium font weights for a start. And a project on iconography, with the University of Reading, to refine the look of apps and interfaces throughout the platform.”
And here’s where he introduces Quantal Quetzal -
“ I give you the Quantal Quetzal, soon to be dressed in tessellated technicolour, now open for toolchains, kernels and other pressing preparatory packages.”
We are sure that there’s more to come in the upcoming releases of Ubuntu and to it’s Desktop Environment -Unity. We’re yet to wait for the Final release of Ubuntu 12.04 in this week and ofcourse, there’s more to come at the end of this fall.