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The first Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' beta

From:  Stéphane Graber <stgraber-AT-ubuntu.com>
To:  ubuntu-devel-announce-AT-lists.ubuntu.com
Subject:  Announcing Trusty Tahr Beta 1
Date:  Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:01:46 -0500
Message-ID:  <20140227210146.GG9603@castiana>
Archive-link:  Article

The first Beta of Trusty Tahr (to become 14.04 LTS) has now been
released for testers and early adopters.

This beta features images for Edubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME,
Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu Studio, Xubuntu and the Ubuntu Cloud images.

These are not to be used as stable systems but please do test for bugs to
report.  Always ensure your system is up to date before reporting bugs.


Edubuntu:
 Edubuntu is the educational flavour of Ubuntu. It's very similar to stock
Ubuntu but integrates a lot of educational software, supports thin clients
(LTSP) and offers an optional GNOME Flashback desktop as an alternative to
Unity.

The Beta 1 images can be downloaded at:
  http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/trusty/beta-1/

More information on Edubuntu beta 1 is published here:
  http://www.edubuntu.org


Kubuntu:
  Kubuntu is the KDE based flavour of Ubuntu. It uses the Plasma desktop
  and includes a wide selection of tools from the KDE project.  In this LTS
cycle
  the Kubuntu team are working on stabalising and bug fixing.

The Beta 1 images can be downloaded at:
  http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/trusty/beta-1/

More information on Kubuntu Beta 1 can be found here:
  https://wiki.kubuntu.org/TrustyTahr/Beta1/Kubuntu


Lubuntu:
  Lubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu based on LXDE and focused on providing a
  very lightweight distribution.
  
The Beta 1 images can be downloaded at:
  http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/trusty/beta-1/

More information on Lubuntu Beta 1 can be found here:
  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/ReleaseNotes/Beta1/Lub...


Ubuntu GNOME:
  Ubuntu GNOME is a flavour of Ubuntu featuring the GNOME desktop
environment.

The Beta 1 images can be downloaded at:
  http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-gnome/releases/trusty/be...

More information on Ubuntu GNOME Beta 1 can be found here:
  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/Beta1/UbuntuGNOME


UbuntuKylin:
  UbuntuKylin is a flavour of Ubuntu that is more suitable for
  Chinese users.

The Beta 1 images can be downloaded at:
  http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntukylin/releases/trusty/bet...

More information on UbuntuKylin Beta 1 will be published here:
  http://www.ubuntukylin.com/


Ubuntu Studio:
  Ubuntu Studio is a flavor of Ubuntu focused on multimedia
  content creation.

The Beta 1 images can be downloaded at:
  http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/trusty/be...

The release announcement can be found at:
  http://ubuntustudio.org/2014/02/14-04-beta-1-release/

Xubuntu:
  Xubuntu is the Ubuntu flavour with Xfce, a stable, light and
  configurable desktop environment.

The Beta 1 images can be downloaded at:
  http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/trusty/beta-1/

The release announcement can be found at:
    http://xubuntu.org/news/xubuntu-14-04-beta-1/
The complete release notes are at:
    http://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/ReleaseNotes/Beta1/Xubuntu


Ubuntu Cloud:
   Ubuntu Cloud images can be run on Amazon EC2, Openstack, SmartOS and
many other clouds.
   http://uec-images.ubuntu.com/releases/trusty/beta-1/


Regular daily images for Ubuntu (Unity) can be found at:
  http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/

If you're interested in following the changes as we further develop
Trusty, we suggest that you subscribe to the ubuntu-devel-announce list.
This is a low-traffic list (a few posts a week) carrying announcements
of approved specifications, policy changes, beta releases and other
interesting events.
  http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-devel-ann...

Stéphane Graber, on behalf of the Ubuntu release team.


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The first Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' beta

Posted Feb 28, 2014 18:50 UTC (Fri) by tstover (guest, #56283) [Link]

I just can't get over how funny I thought a comment I once saw suggesting the 'T' release name should be "Twisty Tapeworm". Too bad it didn't pan out...

The first Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' beta

Posted Feb 28, 2014 19:17 UTC (Fri) by proski (subscriber, #104) [Link]

"Twisty" would have a chance if it wasn't an LTS release. Those have to sound reassuring. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is going to have a big problem with the letter X!

The first Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' beta

Posted Feb 28, 2014 20:12 UTC (Fri) by flewellyn (subscriber, #5047) [Link]

Xeric Xenurine?

The first Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' beta

Posted Feb 28, 2014 20:22 UTC (Fri) by osma (subscriber, #6912) [Link]

Trusty Tapeworm would have sounded reassuring as well...

The first Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' beta

Posted Feb 28, 2014 21:17 UTC (Fri) by Tara_Li (subscriber, #26706) [Link]

Indeed! If there's one thing you can guarantee about a tapeworm, it'll keep going and going and going!

The first Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' beta

Posted Mar 1, 2014 16:26 UTC (Sat) by dakas (guest, #88146) [Link]

If there's one thing you can guarantee about a tapeworm, it'll keep going and going and going!
My SO's filly had one, but we deinstalled it. Nothing you want to keep.

The first Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' beta

Posted Feb 28, 2014 21:31 UTC (Fri) by Thue (subscriber, #14277) [Link]

The only adjective starting with X that has a positive meaning that I could find was "xenodochial", meaning "Friendly to strangers".

There seems to be plenty of appropriate X-animals to choose from: http://answers.ask.com/Society/Family/what_animal_starts_...

The first Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' beta

Posted Feb 28, 2014 21:33 UTC (Fri) by flewellyn (subscriber, #5047) [Link]

"Xeric Xenurine" means "armadillo that lives in a dry environment", which would be most armadillos. Nothing wrong with that.

The first Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' beta

Posted Feb 28, 2014 22:45 UTC (Fri) by Thue (subscriber, #14277) [Link]

"Xeruc: characterized by, relating to, or requiring only a small amount of moisture <a xeric habitat> <a xeric plant>"

Yeah, I guess that is positive, so would work.

The first Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' beta

Posted Mar 2, 2014 21:07 UTC (Sun) by jzbiciak (subscriber, #5246) [Link]

The programmer in me wants to say "non-negative" rather than "positive." ;-)

The first Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' beta

Posted Mar 3, 2014 6:07 UTC (Mon) by rsidd (subscriber, #2582) [Link]

"Positive" seems correct to me -- "non-negative" would mean "requiring no, or only a small amount, of moisture" (and moisture is by definition a non-negative quantity anyway)

The first Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' beta

Posted Mar 3, 2014 6:56 UTC (Mon) by jzbiciak (subscriber, #5246) [Link]

I guess I was thinking "positive" in the sense of projecting a clear, positive endorsement. "Trusty," for example, is a clearly positive adjective. If you describe a person or thing as "trusty," you're endorsing it as "worthy of trust." For example, you might vouch for a buddy, a horse or even your car as "trusty," because it hasn't let you down. At the other end, consider "xenophobic:" In many (most? nearly all?) folks minds, that carries what I think are obvious negative connotations.

Other adjectives, such as "aquatic," "furry," "mammalian," etc. are all merely descriptive, and fairly neutral, at least from my perspective. I'd put "xeric" in that category—descriptive, with no obvious positive or negative connotation.

I agree, the amount of water required by the armadillo, as implied by "Xeric Xenurine," is quite literally positive. But unless you're trying to sell folks in the desert on how little water is required to maintain this armored little creature, "xeric" is descriptive but otherwise neutral/inert.

Still makes a fine name for a release, though. I wasn't arguing against that. It's along the same lines as "oneiric" or "quantal," both fairly neutral in my book.

But anyway... At this point I think I'm quite guilty of overthinking it. ;-)

The first Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' beta

Posted Mar 2, 2014 16:41 UTC (Sun) by Tjebbe (subscriber, #34055) [Link]

If they call it Xenodochial Xenomorph I'd be tempted to move back to Ubuntu.

The first Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' beta

Posted Mar 3, 2014 10:46 UTC (Mon) by Thue (subscriber, #14277) [Link]

Ohh, Xenomorph would be perfect for a non-LTS release :).

The first Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' beta

Posted Mar 2, 2014 21:23 UTC (Sun) by Wol (guest, #4433) [Link]

I was trying to think of something to go with tribbles. Tantric Tribble?

If it spread like them it would be great :-)

Cheers,
Wol

The first Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' beta

Posted Mar 5, 2014 18:26 UTC (Wed) by Baylink (guest, #755) [Link]

I wanna know what happens after Zippy Zebra, myself.

The first Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' beta

Posted Mar 5, 2014 19:10 UTC (Wed) by hirnbrot (subscriber, #89469) [Link]

Vegetables, for example

Aggresive Asparagus
Brütal Broccoli
Brilliant Brussels sprout
Cool Cabbage

The first Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' beta

Posted Mar 5, 2014 19:23 UTC (Wed) by BlueLightning (subscriber, #38978) [Link]

I'm holding out for Kleptomaniacal Kumquat myself.

The first Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' beta

Posted Mar 6, 2014 20:53 UTC (Thu) by Otus (subscriber, #67685) [Link]

There's also potential in Lime Lime and Orange Orange.

The first Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' beta

Posted Mar 6, 2014 15:36 UTC (Thu) by Lukehasnoname (guest, #65152) [Link]

And now for a comment related to the release...

I ran the beta desktop for a day, and Unity is pretty danged close to OSX. The shortcuts need to be more clearly documented and editable (though you can get an incomplete cheatsheet by holding down Super).

Has anyone here actually deployed Openstack/Juju/MAAS cloud services on Ubuntu Server?

The first Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' beta

Posted Mar 6, 2014 21:14 UTC (Thu) by stephenjudd (subscriber, #3227) [Link]

I'm pretty sure that my employers (Catalyst in New Zealand) are using Openstack on Ubuntu server, experimentally at least.


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