|Tue Oct 5 19:33:16 EST 2004 - LUV Meeting|
Jeff Waugh, Canonical Software
Talk on Ubuntu
Choose language - trimmed down installer from Debian
Automatically configure the network with DHCP (either w/wireless, wired, etc...). Will find the WEP key and stuff, and you just type it in.
Manually partitioning the disks, have happy faces and other icons! ext3 by default.
Ubuntu is a Canonical Project. There's a company funding it. 1 CD distro, with GNOME 2.8, Firefox 1, Evo 2, OOo 1.1.2, XFree86 4.3, Project Utopia - good laptop support, and also has server installation. October 22nd is the release date.
"Working on "Totally Rad" laptop support" (not cool, or anything else :))
2 releases every year - every 6 months. Warty preview comes out the day GNOME X releases happen. Eighteen month support lifecycle for high-impact, dataloss and security bugfixes.
Over 2,000 supported Debian packages, and 10,000 in the universe, but unsupported.
3 projects they are interested in:
Between March -> September, they had 3 employees to 37 as of yesterday. jdub was #3.
If it asks any X questions, its a bug. ddcprobe, laptop_detect, etc... all just work!
After final, there are no updates except security updates. It will be stable for 18-months.
3 archs are supported - x86, x86_64, ppc32 - 3 i386's (dual xeon's, 4gb's ram, etc..). 3 G5 XServe's. 3 x86_64's. Builds all of 'universe' in less than a week.
It asked a configuring X question (resolution!). Heh.
Debian docs are hacked to use scrollkeeper. They replaced scrollkeeper with /usr/bin/true, then only did they run...
What is Canonical's revenue stream? They are a professional services company. They have no idea how much money they actually have :) He is a technical philanthropist (Mark Shuttleworth). Not explaining the business model, because they're just going to do it.
Mailing lists, they are going to have forums soon. On the www.ubuntulinux.org site.
Drinks a lot of Sprite Recharge! Haha. Because ubuntu-users has 3 times more posts than lkml! There's a lot to read.
There is no root password. Root itself is disabled. The mouse wasn't plugged in, he plugged it in and it just worked.
Please enter _your_ password to run network-admin - all done via sudo. First user added, is a administrator.
fsck pops you to the root prompt. No password required. It is not a security problem, according to them. If your laptop is stolen, you're fucked already ;)
Bare naked desktop, no icons on the desktop, by default. There's a little Trash applet.
To get to all your stuff, you go to Computer icon, next to Applications. Plug in the USB key, it will auto-mount it, and bring up the window. Like all good demos, thats broken.
Will parse kickstart files, and do the right thing during release; it will not use anaconda, though.