Quality has a new name

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

This quirky scheme of adjectives and animals presents a pretty puzzle every six months. What mix of characteristics do we want to celebrate in the next release? Here we are, busily finalizing the precise pangolin (which was a rather perfect product placement for a scaly anteater, all things considered) and before one realises it’s time to talk turkey, so to speak, about Q! Our code names may raise a quizzical eyebrow here and there, but they capture the zeitgeist of a cycle and shape our discussions in surprising ways. The quest for a name has no quick answer unless, of course, you jump to the last paragraph ;)

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. And we’ll ratchet up the continuous integration, smoke testing and automated benchmarking of the release, since we can do it all in the cloud. We have, so to speak, stacks and stacks of cloud to use. So quality is quotidian rather than quarterly. And it is both qualitative and quantitative, with user research and testing continuing to shape our design decisions. 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.

But the finest quality is that without a name, so support for “quality” as a codename would at best be qualified. Every release has quality first these days – they all get used, on the server, on devices, and while the term of maintenance might vary, our commitment to interim releases is just as important as that to an LTS.

Our focus on quality permeates from the platform up to the code we write upstream, and our choices of upstream components too. We require tests and gated trunks for all Canonical codebases, and prefer upstreams that share the same values. Quality starts at the source, it’s not something that can be patched in after the fact. And I’m delighted that we have many upstreams using our tools to improve their quality too! We have awesome tools for daily builds from branches, continuous integration support in Launchpad, the ability to provide a gated trunk with tests run in the cloud for projects that really care about quality. Rumours and allegations of a move from Upstart to systemd are unfounded: Upstart has a huge battery of tests, the competition has virtually none. Upstart knows everything it wants to be, the competition wants to be everything. Quality comes from focus and clarity of purpose, it comes from careful design and rigorous practices. After a review by the Ubuntu Foundations team our course is clear: we’re committed to Upstart, it’s the better choice for a modern init, innit. For our future on cloud and client, Upstart is crisp, clean and correct. It will be a pleasure to share all the Upstart-enablement patches we carry with other family friends as soon as their release is ready and they can take a breath, so to speak.

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. It’s amazing how quaint the early releases of Ubuntu look compared to the current style. And we’re only just getting started! In our artistic explorations we want to embrace tessellation as an expression of the part-digital, part-organic nature of Ubuntu. We love the way tessellated art expresses both the precision and reliability of our foundations, and the freedom and collaboration of a project driven by people making stuff for people. There’s nothing quixotic in our desire to make Ubuntu the easiest, steadiest, and most beautiful way to live digitally.

On the fauna front, the quotable campaign for the Queer Quokka is quorate but, it must sometimes be said, this is not a democracy. One man’s favourite furball is another’s mangy marsupial. No, the quintessential stories of Q will be all about style on the client, with a refresh of our theme and typography, a start on new iconography and perhaps even a new form factor taking flight. So brown is out and something colourful and light is called for. On the cloud front, the new virtualized network madness called Quantum will make its appearance. Being a first cut, it’s more likely to be Folsom than wholesome, but it’s going to be worth calling out, and the name is reminiscent of our package-oriented practices, where goodness is delivered one piece at a time. And so the stage is set for a decision:  I give you the Quantal Quetzal, soon to be dressed in tessellated technicolour, now open for toolchains, kernels and other pressing preparatory packages.

164 comments:

  1. Jorge Castro says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    I was hoping Quetzal was short for Quetzalcoatlus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quetzalcoatlus

    Here’s to hoping for something prehistoric for R!

  2. Ubuntu 12.10 se llamará Quantal Quetzal | Ubunlog says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    [...] lo anuncio Mark Shuttleworth en su blog ubuntu 12.10 llevará el codename “Quantal [...]

  3. novatillasku.com » Blog Archive » Ubuntu 12.10 se llamará Quantal Quetzal says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    [...] Mark Shuttleworth, acaba de anunciar el nombre en codigo de Ubuntu 12.10. [...]

  4. [News] Ubuntu 12.10 Codenamed Quantal Quetzal - Tuxtree says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    [...] http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1121 [...]

  5. Ubuntu 12.10 já tem codinome: Quantal Quetzal « Ubuntu-BR-SC says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    [...] Quantal QuetzalPostado em 23 de abril de 2012O criador do Ubuntu, Mark Shuttleworth, acabou de anunciar em seu blog o codinome da versão 12.10 do sistema operacional: Quantal Quetzal.De acordo com [...]

  6. Joshua R. Poulson says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Green, red, blue, black, even a yellow beak… is it a coincidence that this bird has the colors of the South African flag?

  7. Brendan says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    It does in a way, since the dinosaur is named after the Aztec diety, which itself is ‘Bird Snake’ – Quetzal being the bird and Coatl being the snake.

  8. James says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Love the name! Love the bird! Can’t wait till October.

  9. Jonathan Carter says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    I’ve found a really great use for systemd. If you want to know if someone is sane you can ask them their opinion on it, if they say that they love systemd and that everyone should use it, then you know that something is very wrong with them.

  10. Ubuntu 12.10 Bakal Dikenali Dengan Nama Quantal Quetzal | Amanz says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    [...] operasi generasi akan datang mereka, iaitu Ubuntu 12.10. Melalui blog beliau, Mark Shuttleworth mengumumkan Ubuntu 12.10 bakal dikenali sebagai Quantal [...]

  11. Ubuntu 12.10 si chiamerà Quantal Quetzal - Chimera Revo says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    [...] è stato dato dallo stesso Mark Shuttleworth tramite il suo blog. Vi ricordo che l’uscita di Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal è prevista per il 18 Ottobre 2012 [...]

  12. Ubuntu 12.10 tendrá por nombre Quantal Quetzal says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    [...] Quantal Quetzal. Así fue anunciado por el CEO (en la sombra) de Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth en su blog. Según Wikipedia: El Quetzal es un ave perteneciente a la familia Trogonidae, que se encuentra en [...]

  13. Shuttleworth announces Ubuntu 14.04LTS Quantal Quetzal | nwlinux says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    [...] a recent blog post, Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu, announces the naming schema for Ubuntu 14.04LTS. This new [...]

  14. Colin Guthrie says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Considering the very first page on the systemd wiki (http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd) says this:

    Spelling:

    Yes, it is written systemd, not system D or System D, or even SystemD. And it isn’t system d either.

    And yet you manage to spell it wrong. That gives me a lot of confidence regarding the rigour and thoroughness of your research when making such decisions.

    Considering the groundswell of support from all the major Linux vendors with the exception of yourself and from the embedded community, this just looks like another case of your pride getting in the way of better judgement. I very much hope you reconsider.

  15. Thomas Klimach says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    As nice as the name sounds, in quantum mechanics a quantum leap is typically the smallest possible step a system can do.

  16. Mr. Osem says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    that’s was so awesome!!!

  17. Dustin M. Jackson says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    A little fun with 2012, eh Mark!? The Quetzal(coatl), is the feathered serpent as depicted in the (Maya) Codex Telleriano; and 2012 being the date of his return. Hence, the Maya Calendar countdown to “A New Beginning”. The Naming of 12.10 and the Timing could not be more “Precise”.

    By the way, Ubuntu Rocks, and Unity has certainly grown on me… loving the Lens!

    Thank you for your amazing effort, you are certainly a harbinger of change.

  18. Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal: adiós al marrón en Ubuntu says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    [...] de los nombres de pasadas ediciones de Ubuntu, pero Mark Shuttleworth lo ha vuelto a conseguir al anunciar el nombre de la futura edición otoñal de la distro de Canonical, que se llamará Ubuntu 12.10 [...]

  19. نام اوبونتو ۱۲.۱۰ مشخص شد: Quantal Quetzel- آزادراه says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    [...] مارک در مورد ۱۲.۱۰ نوشته: [...]

  20. Liz says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Awesome bird! It exists because nature never is democratic. Art can’t be democratic otherwise the vision would get blurred. Keep on with your “…artistic explorations”. Your clear, fresh, colourful statements are very much apprecitated.

  21. Jo-Erlend Schinstad says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Yes, bringing in people at an earlier stage is very important. If we can get BtrFS by default and an ability to easily revert upgrades, I think it’ll be easier to convince people to jump in from the very start with this one. If an upgrade completely messes up everything, then just file bugs and reboot to the time when everything was good. No big deal. That does require some tools though. It’s not currently as friendly as it should be.

    Very cool name!

  22. Ubuntu 12.10 é nomeado de “Quetzal quântica” | High Technology says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    [...] (responsável pelo desenvolvimento das distribuições Ubuntu…) como título estava: “A qualidade tem um novo nome” e ao início a surpresa: “E assim, o palco está montado para uma decisão: eu lhe dou [...]

  23. Ubuntu 12.10 se llamará Quantal Quetzal says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    [...] Blog de Mark Shuttleworth Tags: Canonical, [...]

  24. Andrew Campbell says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    There was a brief moment of hope that the naming thing would be put to rest. Oh well, it’s still 12.04 LTS to me.

  25. Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal to probably gain new icon theme and refreshed look and feel | Dark-Code says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    [...] Shuttleworth affirmed that in or starting with Ubuntu 12.10 is to be adopted “a project on iconography, with the [...]

  26. Claudia Cruz says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    The Quetzal, although is present in all “Mesoamerica” (part of Mexico and Central America) is not really typical of the mexican culture. It is Guatemala’s national bird and it also plays an important role in the culture of Costa Rica.

  27. Marco says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Looking forward to check it out!!!

  28. Oli says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    As somebody who ends up typing the Ubuntu codenames a few hundred times each release, I wish you’d pick easier to type names. Oneiric was hard enough (it’s not an everyday sequence of letters) but this one has multiple outlier keys.

    Le sigh.

  29. Ecco il codename di Ubuntu 12.10, si chiamerà Quantal Quetzal says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    [...] ad ottobre e alle novità che approderanno della prossima Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal. In questa pagina troverete l’annuncio ufficiale del nuovo codename di Ubuntu [...]

  30. Ecco il codename di Ubuntu 12.10, si chiamerà Quantal Quetzal says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    [...] ad ottobre e alle novità che approderanno della prossima Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal. In questa pagina troverete l’annuncio ufficiale del nuovo codename di Ubuntu [...]

  31. Ubuntu 12.10 se llama Quantal Quetzal | TecnoApps.net says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    [...] | Blog de Mark ShuttleworthImagen | Wikimedia Commons Related Posts:Publicada la planificación de lanzamientos de Ubuntu [...]

  32. Bruno Girin says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Brilliant! I was rooting for Quetzal, albeit of the Qizzical persuasion to try to fit a record braking number of ‘z’s in the name. We’ll need some very colourful Q t-shirts!

    Also of note, the quetzal is the national bird of Guatemala and gives its name to their currency. It was a sacred bird of the Maya, who were great mathematicians and astronomers who used a base 20 counting system. It is a species that is not on the endangered list yet but is at risk to be; and so is the Maya language. The Maya also had an amazing calendar that comes to the end of a great cycle and the beginning of a new one in December 2012 so just in time for 12.10. Not bad coordination when you consider that a Maya great cycle is roughly 5000 years! I’ll stop ranting now but I’m sure some of this can be used to position and promote the release.

  33. RomeroGT says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    I am a guatemalan ubuntu user since 5.04, I feel really glad that our national bird will be featured on 12.10. A fact about the Quetzal is that for us it represents freedom sin it is told that Quetzal cannot live in captivity, so what a great name for Ubuntu since it gives us the freedom of using GNU/Linux.

  34. han says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Seriously, the misspellings will kill us all… how about “quirky quail”
    just a suggestion

    *~8-)

  35. n'1fo[r-matik] » Ubuntu 12.10 se nommera Quantal Quetzal says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 5:49 pm

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  36. Ubuntu 12.10 poderá ganhar novos ícones e tipografia « Ubuntu-BR-SC says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 5:52 pm

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  37. Quality Has A New Name, Ubuntu 12.10 Named Quantal Quetzal says: (permalink)
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  38. Ubuntu Linux 12.10 ‘Quantal Quetzal’ Is Born | Geeklin says: (permalink)
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  39. Ubuntu 12.10 – Quantal Quetzal erscheint am 18. Oktober » OSzine OpenSource Magazin says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    [...] Ubuntu 12.10 trägt den Namen des farbenprächtigen Vogels Quetzal. Marc Shuttleworth kündigte in seinem Blogpo neben Namen und Termin noch Änderungen am Design von Ubuntu an. Weitere technische Details stehen [...]

  40. Ubuntu 12.10 Dinamakan Quantal Quetzal | LinuxMalaya says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    [...] telah mengeluarkan beberapa pelan perancangan untuk sistem operasi generasi baru itu kelak. Melalui blog rasmi beliau, Mark mengatakan yang mana Ubuntu 12.10 bakal diberikan nafas baru, bukan sahaja daripada tema, [...]

  41. Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal is to continue with Upstart (Systemd’s rumors cleared) | Dark-Code says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 6:22 pm

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  42. Fix-Singh – Computer Repairs Leicester » Ubuntu Linux 12.10 ‘Quantal Quetzal’ Is Born » Fix-Singh - Computer Repairs Leicester says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 6:29 pm

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  43. Vladimir Paulino says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    QUIXOTIC.

    As a Latin American person, with Spainiard heritage I fell specially GOOD about you USED the term QUIXOTIC today.

    Precisely today is the international day of the Book in honour to Cervantes the DON QUIXOTE’s Author..and in honour to Shakeaspeare and another autors. It is perfect that JUST TODAY..(Cervantes died on April 22 of 1616)

    It just a NICE coincidence. NOTE: For any hispanic person the QUIXOTE has a lot o meaning.

  44. Ubuntu 12.10 Features Updates and Release Schedule : Smashing Web says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    [...]  Blog de Mark ShuttleworthImages from  Wikimedia Commons Tags: gnome 3.6, ubuntu, ubuntu 12.10, ubuntu release [...]

  45. Ubuntu 12.10 se llama Quantal Quetzal - La Isla Buscada says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 7:06 pm

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  46. Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal Sürüm Takvimi | Hasan Yılmaz says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    [...] Quetzal.Mark Shuttleworth, kalitenin bir diğer adının Ubuntu 12.10 sürümünün olacağını ifade ediyor. Gelsin görelim.. Etiketler: 12.10, quantal quetzal, quetzal, sürüm takvimi, UbuntuNe [...]

  47. Mark Shuttleworth: Ubuntu 12.10′s name is Quantal Quetzal | Dark-Code says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    [...] Shuttleworth has announced just now the name of Ubuntu 12.10: Quantal Quetzal, “soon to be dressed in tessellated [...]

  48. dale f beaudoin says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    I think it is a good choice for the next cycle because, after all, Ubuntu *is* a very resplendently developed operating system. Gnome 3 and Unity 3D have this effervessence already built in and so it is exciting to imagine what Quantal will bring to the table.

  49. Jonathan Búcaro says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Gracias por escoger el Quetzal, saludos desde Guatemala.

  50. Ubuntu 12.10 krijgt codenaam Quantal Quetzal | Tech-nieuws says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    [...] nieuwe codenaam voor Ubuntu 12.10 is vrijgegeven door Canonical-oprichter Mark Shuttleworth. Traditioneel worden diersoorten gebruikt in de [...]

  51. ravi says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Thank you Mark…
    new look will keep all critics mum and turns more users to ubuntu..

  52. Coax Interactive Media Services » Interactive Media Solutions & Services Partner » Ubuntu 12.10 gets christened Quantal Quetzal ahead of Pangolin launch says: (permalink)
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  53. Ubuntu 12.10 — Datas de lançamento e codinome definidos | Tecnoblog says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 9:25 pm

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  54. Ubuntu 12.10 ya tiene nombre: Quantal Quetzal - FayerWayer says: (permalink)
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  55. Ubuntu 12.10 Code Name and Release Schedule | LinuxNov says: (permalink)
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  56. Ubuntu 12.10 ya tiene nombre: Quantal Quetzal | NotiPra.Com - La Noticia Del Momento!! says: (permalink)
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  57. Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" | Free Tux says: (permalink)
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  58. Ubuntu 12.10 gets christened Quantal Quetzal ahead of Pangolin launch | businessofficetechnologyblog.com says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 10:00 pm

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  59. Ubuntu 12.04 est Quantal Quetzal | Pourquoi pas !! says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 10:03 pm

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  60. Ubuntu 12.10 — Datas de lançamento e codinome definidos | Pará Online says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 10:13 pm

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  61. mark says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    @Vladimir: that’s a *great* coincidence!

  62. Ubuntu 12.10 gets christened Quantal Quetzal ahead of Pangolin launch | True Tech Review says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 10:27 pm

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  63. Утверждено кодовое имя для релиза Ubuntu 12.10 | AllUNIX.ru — Всероссийский портал о UNIX-системах says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 10:33 pm

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  64. Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal lands in October, with a refreshed design | Geek GawkGeek Gawk says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 11:00 pm

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  65. sean fell says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    My Dad had 12 bee hives when he was younger, bees no problem,

  66. Antony Williams says: (permalink)
    April 23rd, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    I wonder what it means for Ubuntu now that udev has been merged with systemd. A udev fork?
    It seems that most distros are switching to systemd. And RHEL 7 will probably be systemd.
    sys admins aren’t going to like switching between systemd and upstart as they manage multiple systems.
    If only all distros could agree.

  67. Ubuntu 12.10 gets christened Quantal Quetzal ahead of Pangolin launch - The Review Blog says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 12:00 am

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  68. Quantal Quetzal. Este é o Ubuntu 12.10 | Ubuntu Dicas says: (permalink)
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  69. Ubuntu 12.10 ya tiene nombre: Quantal Quetzal | Avenegra says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 12:23 am

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  70. Chris says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 12:45 am

    I’d like to know if this cycle will solve the problem of non-touch-optimised apps? Is there something that can be done at toolkit level, or will you be looking at patching or writing new tablet/phone/TV apps?

  71. Nome do Ubuntu 12.10 é revelado! | Sociedade Nerd says: (permalink)
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  72. Zealous Geek says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 1:07 am

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  73. Ubuntu 12.10 ya tiene nombre: Quantal Quetzal « Tecnología « Hoy Lo Leo says: (permalink)
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  74. CiveLoo » Ubuntu 12.10 se llamará Quantal Quetzal y llegará con un cambio estético notable says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 2:01 am

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  75. MagnumxOpus says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 2:04 am

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quetzalcoatl

  76. Ubuntu Linux 12.10 ‘Quantal Quetzal’ Is Born | Install Ubuntu says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 3:20 am

    [...] on new iconography, and perhaps even a new form factor taking flight,” wrote Shuttleworth in a blog post on Monday. “So brown is out and something colorful and light is called [...]

  77. fher98 says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 4:12 am

    Hi Mark…

    I know what a Quetzal is.. is our national bird and also our currency… also is in our countrys crest of arms… So my question to you is… Where do you got the idea of the Quetzal..

    thanks bud.

  78. Novo Ubuntu 12.10 será chamado de “Quantal Quetzal” says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 4:17 am

    [...] Mark Shuttleworth, um dos líderes do projeto e fundador da Canonical, seguiu uma tradição e anunciou em seu blog o codinome da versão seguinte, baseado como sempre em um adjetivo e o nome de um animal. O Ubuntu [...]

  79. Ubuntu 12.10 será chamado de ‘Quantal Quetzal’ | Leandro Freitas says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 4:30 am

    [...] Mark Shuttleworth, um dos líderes do projeto e fundador da Canonical, seguiu uma tradição e anunciou em seu blog o codinome da versão seguinte, baseado como sempre em um adjetivo e o nome de um animal. O Ubuntu [...]

  80. Ubuntu 12.10 wird ein Quanten-Quetzal | virtualfiles.net says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 5:10 am

    [...] da beginnt Canonical bereits mit den Planungen für die folgende Version 11.10 12.10. In seinem Blog hat Ubuntu-Mäzen Mark Shuttleworth das neue Release getauft: Ubuntu 12.10 wird ein Quantal Quetzal [...]

  81. Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal will have new theme and icons | Mobilespedia says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 5:58 am

    [...] Shuttleworth has announced the name of Ubuntu 12.10 which will be released in this October. It will be called as Quantal [...]

  82. Ubuntu 12.10 sarà Quantal Quetzal, Fedora 18 sarà soltanto Fedora 18 | Indipedia – Indipendenti nella rete says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 7:03 am

    [...] Shuttleworth ha annunciato il nome del prossimo rilascio della distribuzione di Canonical: Ubuntu 12.10 sarà Quantal Quetzal — una specie di [...]

  83. Ubuntu 12.10 ekimde çıkacak, Quantal Quetzal adını taşıyacak says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 7:09 am

    [...] İlgili – Mark Shuttleworth [...]

  84. Ubuntu 12.10 será chamado de "Quantal Quetzal" | Web Developer IT says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 7:41 am

    [...] Mark Shuttleworth, um dos líderes do projeto e fundador da Canonical, seguiu uma tradição e anunciou em seu blog o codinome da versão seguinte, baseado como sempre em um adjetivo e o nome de um animal. O Ubuntu [...]

  85. Trond says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Cool. And a great read with different qualified uses of words starting with the letter q.

  86. Ubuntu 12.10 sarà Quantal Quetzal, Fedora 18 sarà soltanto Fedora 18 | Tuttolinux - novità ed articoli dal mondo del pinguino ! says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 8:02 am

    [...] Shuttleworth ha annunciato il nome del prossimo rilascio della distribuzione di Canonical: Ubuntu 12.10 sarà Quantal Quetzal — una specie di [...]

  87. Ubuntu 12.10 est Quantal Quetzal | Pourquoi pas !! says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 8:05 am

    [...] pour la sortie proche de la nouvelle LTS, la version Ubuntu 12.04 alias Precise Pangolin, Mark annonce que le nom de code de la prochaine version Ubuntu 12.10 est Quantal Quetzal. En plus de la [...]

  88. Ubuntu 12.10 gets named 'Quantal Quetzal'. | Online Geeks : Social Media and Technology News says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 8:06 am

    [...] 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 [...]

  89. Ubuntu 12.10 se llamará Quantal Quetzal says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 8:20 am

    [...] se llamará Quantal Quetzal. Así lo ha hecho saber el CEO de Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth, en una nota en su blog. Su nombre “Quetzal” se debe a un ave tropical que habita en los bosques tropicales de [...]

  90. La próxima versión 12.10 de Ubuntu se llamará Quantal Quetzal « Tecnología « Hoy Lo Leo says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 9:16 am

    [...] Vía: Engadget | Blog de Mark Shuttleworth  [...]

  91. Ubuntu 12.10 ya tiene nombre: Quantal Quetzal | Tecnomize.net ! – Programacion , Telefonia , Informatica en General y Mucho Mas says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 9:48 am

    [...] Quality has a new name (Mark [...]

  92. Ubuntu 12.10 : Quantal Quetzal says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 10:31 am

    [...] Ocelot, la prochaine version de la distribution aura donc aussi droit à son petit nom. Même que Mark Shuttleworth vient tout juste de l'annoncer sur son blog officiel. Ubuntu 12.10 sera donc connu sous le nom de [...]

  93. Y el nombre de Ubuntu 12.10 es… « Gabuntu says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 11:28 am

    [...] Shuttleworth anunció el nombre escogido para la próxima versión de Ubuntu en su blog. Ubuntu 12.10 se llamará Quantal [...]

  94. waldi says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 11:41 am

    So humm, you claim that systemd had no tests and upstart had a “huge battery”. If I check systemd git vs. upstart bzr I see that systemd got 20 test programs and Upstart only 17. How do you explain this difference to what you say? This seems to be in crass opposition to what you say.

  95. Утверждено кодовое имя для релиза Ubuntu 12.10 - Quantal Quetzal | PROUBUNTU says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 11:52 am

    [...] Шаттлворт объявил о присвоении релизу Ubuntu 12.10 кодового имени «Quantal [...]

  96. Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal – MilitiaGeek.com | Tu Base Tecnologica !!! says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 11:56 am

    [...] Link: Quality has a new name (Mark Shuttleworth) input, textarea{} #authorarea{border:#9EBAC7 1px solid; margin:10px 0px; padding:6px 8px 14px 6px; background-repeat:no-repeat; color:#555; background-color:#e2eaee} #authorarea h3{font-size:14px; color:#333; font-weight:bold; margin:0} #authorarea h3 a{text-decoration:none; color:#333; font-weight:bold} #authorarea img{margin:0; float:left; border:1px solid #ddd; width:60px; height:60px; margin-right:12px} #authorarea p{color:#333; margin:0} #authorarea p a{color:#333} .authorinfo{ } [...]

  97. Descarga Ubuntu 12.10 – Quantal Quetzal says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    [...] Quality has a new name (Mark [...]

  98. Code name for Ubuntu 12.10 announced : 'Quantal Quetzal' - Texplod says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    [...] Quetzal”  which was announced by Mr.  Mark Shuttleworth on yesterday through his   official blog. The OS is named after a small beautiful bird  Resplendent Quetzal(on the coverpage) .In his [...]

  99. Ubuntu 12.10 codinome "Quantal Quetzal" continuará com Upstart | Blog Seja Livre says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    [...] da versão 12.10 do Ubuntu e algumas melhorias que esta edição receberá, Mark Shuttleworth afirmou que os rumores sobre a mudança do Upstart para o Systemd são infundadas, pois o Upstart já foi [...]

  100. Ubuntu 12.10 – Definiti date di uscita e nome | Vistablog says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    [...] un aggettivo più un animale, in ordine alfabetico, per ogni release, Mark Shuttleworth ha annunciato sul suo blog personale che Ubuntu 12,10 sarà chiamato Quantal [...]

  101. Ole Laursen says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Last time I tried Upstart, it couldn’t start my script reliably. It would basically lock up. After much swearing, it wasn’t immediately obvious why upstart would be the culprit, I turned to the bug tracker to find out a bug had been reported long time ago:

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/upstart/+bug/406397

    Upstart can’t track the forks going on inside the started process reliably. As one commenter notes: “I’m wondering why this bug has a importance of “low”, as it renders using upstart for many daemons (including apache, postfix and others) as impossible.”

    Maybe things have changed, but if they haven’t, Upstart isn’t ready for handling a native server boot. I had a look at the apache2 package for precise, and lo and behold, there’s a sysvinit file, but no upstart job.

    Meanwhile, systemd has gone from idea to working implementation. It clearly makes sense for Ubuntu to stick with upstart for the time being, but if there’s little traction in it compared to the alternative, is it really a good long term strategy? Perhaps it would be wiser to wait and see.

  102. Ubuntu 12.10 se llamará Quantal Quetzal | Mostofreddy says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    [...] 12.10 se llamará Quantal Quetzal Ayer Mark Shuttleworth anunció en su blog que la versión 12.10 de Ubuntu se llamará Quantal Quetzal.Según la wikipedia“El Quetzal [...]

  103. Bautizan Ubuntu 12.10 como “Quantal Quetzal” | TechWeekEurope España says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    [...] el estándar marrón por “algo más colorido y luminoso”. El directivo sudafricano también explica que habría sido redundante recurrir a la palabra “calidad” (escrito [...]

  104. Jon Nordby says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    I am unable to find the discussion of the Ubuntu Foundations Team on the upstart/systemd case. Presumably it would be in meeting logs or on Launchpad, but I could not find anything on https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-foundations-team or https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FoundationsTeam
    Could anyone point me in the right direction?

  105. Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal coming in October - Liliputing says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    [...] founder Mark Shuttleworth has announced that Ubuntu 12.10 will be code-named Quantal Quetzel. Flickr: Frank [...]

  106. John MIlls says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Hello Mark,

    An interesting take on the future direction of Ubuntu. May I just inquire to the pursuit of consistency amongst the prose you espouse for the Quetzal release? Will there be an emphasis to make the desktop act and behave as much as possible in a consistent manner as mentioned, for example will overlay scroll bars be used throughout the desktop? It is a glaring difference using Firefox after using GTK applications. Would you commit to also fixing the bugs that stop Libre Office (perhaps your most notable shipped application) looking so out of place in Ubuntu by not integrating in to the global menu and the HUD and having different print dialogues?

    Little points make all the difference, the last 10% is the hardest to reach. Other inconsistencies such as gedit being the default application selection choice for a calendar, when one has not shipped for a year because of the removal of Evolution, which by the way was supposed to be brought back (calendar)with Thunderbird by integrating lightning. This bug has been known for over six months with no fix on the horizon. This shows little emphasis on being precise, which I thought was the driving force behind 12.04.

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/841409

    I applaud the work Canonical is doing but glaring inconsistencies bring the experience of using Ubuntu down. Lets hope this emphasis on quality continues Mark.

    Please, if you have an opportunity take a look also at this bug report, it is crucial for Ubuntu adoption I believe:

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/578045

    Best regards and thank you.

  107. Ubuntu developers: Randall Ross: Hey Journalists! Know Your Ubuntu Names | Linux-Support.com says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    [...] Quantal Quetzal announcement. is all over the web, sort [...]

  108. Ubuntu 12.10 gets the Official Code name “Quantal Quetzalu” says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    [...] So, as the next LTS (long term support) version of Ubuntu 12.04 is on the verge of its release (scheduled on 26th April), few hours ago Mark announced the code name of the 12.10 called “Quantal Quetzalu”. [...]

  109. IGnatius T Foobar says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Great. Now will you PLEASE dump Unity and start making Ubuntu usable again?

  110. Ubuntu 12.10 se llamará? Quantal Quetzal » dopther says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    [...] Mark Shuttleworth, acaba de anunciar el nombre en codigo de Ubuntu 12.10. [...]

  111. Jason says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Don’t forget to update the audio theme if you update the visual theme. They go together and create the whole experience. You dropped the ball on this the last time you moved to a new theme (the “Light” theme).

  112. Ubuntu 12.10 ya tiene nombre: Quantal Quetzal Noticias says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    [...] Quality has a new name (Mark [...]

  113. SinSeñal :: | Ubuntu 12.10 ya tiene nombre: Quantal Quetzal says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    [...] Quality has a new name (Mark [...]

  114. Ubuntu 12.10 será conocido como Quantal Quetzal | Ubuntizando.com says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    [...] Fuente: http://www.markshuttleworth.com [...]

  115. pbis Blog » Blog Archive » Links der letzten Tage says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    [...] auf Barbapapa gestoßen. Hach. Ubuntu Übermorgen kommt der Precise Pangolin und dann im Herbst der Quantal Quetzal. Mit Ubuntu lerne ich vielleicht doch noch die Tierwelt kennen. Ich finde das luschtig. Hilarious [...]

  116. le nom de code d’Ubuntu 12.10 | LinuxBe.org says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    [...] Le post de Mark Shuttleworth Distributions, News ← Boot-to-Gecko : les premiers Smartphones fin 2012 au Brésil Linus Torvalds adore son MacBook Air → Voulez-vous laisser un commentaire?0 Commentaires. /* */ [...]

  117. Ubuntu 12.10 named as “Quantal Quetzal” » says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    [...] announcing the new name for 12.10. “Quantal Quetzal” is the name announced in a blog postingby Shuttleworth, who writes that it would be redundant to use “Quality” as part of the [...]

  118. Ubuntu 12.10 — Datas de lançamento e codinome definidos | Super agregador says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    [...] adjetivo mais um animal em ordem alfabética para cada release, Mark Shuttleworth anunciou em seu blog pessoal que o Ubuntu 12.10 se chamará Quantal Quetzal. E o que diabos é um Quetzal? Segundo a Wikipédia, [...]

  119. Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal | Ayuda Linux says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    [...] ha desvelado Mark Shuttleworth en su blog, ya se ha dado a conocer el nombre que llevará Ubuntu 12.10, la nueva distribución de Canonical. [...]

  120. Sul says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    systemd is actively developed, but upstart has a slowed its development.

    systemd is used in many big distributions, e.g.: Fedora 15+ (which used Upstart), openSUSE 12.1+, Mandriva 2011+, Mageia 2+ (beta); and is available in many repositories across different distributions.
    But Upstart is only used by default (in popular distributions) in Ubuntu and Chrome OS.

    Only because you made a good product (invest money) in the past, when there was nothing open and better, it doesn’t mean you can not use systemd.

    systemd is getting more and more relevant. Remember the udev merge, some days ago?

  121. Ubuntu 12.10 received name "Quantal Quetzal" says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    [...] Yesterday Mark Shuttleworth Announced Ubuntu next version name in his blog. [...]

  122. mirek2 says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Excited to see what the design team comes up with — especially the typography part.
    Does this by any chance mean that, one day, Ubuntu will also have a light+dark theme like Gnome Shell (i.e. light theme for reading, dark for watching)? Or that Ubuntu will stop discriminating against all colors that aren’t orange or violet and take advantage of the whole color spectrum? Or that it will use a slightly flatter, more accessible theme?

  123. bairui says: (permalink)
    April 24th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    What’s the deal with the spelling complaints? Doesn’t your editor allow you to create abbreviations for oft typed or tricky spellings? In Vim:

    :abbr QQ Quantal Quetzal

    of course, instead of QQ you could use 12.04 or UQQ or U1204 or… go hard.

  124. Ubuntu 12.10 planned and codenamed Quantal Quetzal – mixdmatter.com says: (permalink)
    April 25th, 2012 at 12:12 am

    [...] to Shuttleworth’s blog post, one of the goals for the release is to refresh Ubuntu’s desktop theme. The last major visual [...]

  125. Недождавшись саммита Шаттлворт обозвал релиз 12.10 - Linux в Беларуси says: (permalink)
    April 25th, 2012 at 1:02 am

    [...] Шаттлворт [Mark Shuttleworth] назвал кодовое имя преемника Ubuntu 12.04 LTS «Precise Pangolin». Ubuntu 12.10, выход которого [...]

  126. Dave Crossland says: (permalink)
    April 25th, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Would love to hear more about the collaboration with the Department of Typography at Reading! :-)

  127. UnHa Kim says: (permalink)
    April 25th, 2012 at 2:39 am

    I believe quality, security, stability and techinical superiority or whatever of internal ubuntu is already acceptable (at minimum) and really appreciate the amount of work you and your team invested in.

    But, is it too much if I ask for a pretty desktop without any tweaking?

    I use other commercial OS(not linux) with default theme and never had a problem with that.

    And, I think I am not the person with highest standard of beauty.

    But whenever I see default ubuntu desktop, it doesn’t take much time to urged to tweak.

    Is it strategic decision to force average John Doe to personalize their desktop?

    If you want expand market share, treat average John Doe better could be better strategy.

    Thank you.

  128. Zac says: (permalink)
    April 25th, 2012 at 3:30 am

    An enjoyable read. You’re a good writer Mark. Looking forward to the P shortly, then the Q.
    Keep up the great work.

  129. Canonical define datas de lançamento e codinome do Ubuntu 12.10 | F2 - Sistemas says: (permalink)
    April 25th, 2012 at 5:31 am

    [...] adjetivo mais um animal em ordem alfabética para cada release, Mark Shuttleworth anunciou em seu blog pessoal que o Ubuntu 12.10 se chamará Quantal [...]

  130. ben says: (permalink)
    April 25th, 2012 at 5:33 am

    Mark, I have 2 machines, a Vista (I’m currently writing on) and Ubuntu. I’ve got still 10.04 installed since the usability has gone with Unity. Sorry, I can’t see any advantage in this new system to eliminate the desktop. All the Gnome3 (also Metro) idea isn’t mine.

  131. 24V Inverter Hosa says: (permalink)
    April 25th, 2012 at 7:50 am

    24V Inverter Hosa…

    [...]Mark Shuttleworth » Blog Archive » Quality has a new name[...]…

  132. David S. says: (permalink)
    April 25th, 2012 at 8:14 am

    This post makes rather strong claims about the quality and approach of systemd based on a Ubuntu Foundations team review. Can you please share the review itself? The Ubuntu Foundations wiki page appears to have stopped linking to meeting notes in 2010.

  133. Ubuntu 12.10: roadamp e aggiornamento grafico | RampaCrew says: (permalink)
    April 25th, 2012 at 9:01 am

    [...] quello che possiamo evincere dal lungo post scritto da Mark Shuttleworth, patron di Canonical, in occasione dell’annuncio del nuovo [...]

  134. Ubuntu 12.10: roadamp e aggiornamento grafico | Tuttolinux - novità ed articoli dal mondo del pinguino ! says: (permalink)
    April 25th, 2012 at 9:06 am

    [...] quello che possiamo evincere dal lungo post scritto da Mark Shuttleworth, patron di Canonical, in occasione dell’annuncio del nuovo [...]

  135. Lesley says: (permalink)
    April 25th, 2012 at 10:35 am

    I love this directive:)

  136. Huittinen Massive says: (permalink)
    April 25th, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Maybe something for ubuntu to look for in later releases
    http://ethanschoonover.com/solarized

    Not sure if this is 100% the right way to go, but revolution rather than evolution of console colours might be due.
    Problem is, many applications rely on ANSI colour blue to be blue and so forth, trying to just change your terminal to solarized colours and many programs look just silly. You’d need each application to be tinkered to fit it. And there isn’t really way you can package this without violating policy, as you cannot change config of bunch of random software when adding new package. So distribution itself would need to have some sort of guideline on colours of terminals applications.

  137. Ian says: (permalink)
    April 25th, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    If you are going to focus on typography could you please somehow get gamma corrected compositing implemented in the X.Org server?
    Font’s will NEVER look correct in Linux until this (quite serious) problem is fixed.

  138. Alex says: (permalink)
    April 25th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Exciting stuff – iconography, typography, colour – all things i love!
    Looking forward to it.

  139. Links 25/4/2012: FOSS Spendings Grows in France, Linux Australia Ponders Name Change | Techrights says: (permalink)
    April 25th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    [...] Quality has a new name [...]

  140. Ubuntu 12.10 named Quantal Quetzal | Ubuntu Geek says: (permalink)
    April 25th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    [...] Full Story [...]

  141. Celso says: (permalink)
    April 25th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Please Mark, don’t change the fonts type! Lots of windows users love it when they see it in my laptop! But a few more themes and icons would be awessome! You and the all devs, keep up the awessome work!

    Best regards,

    Celso

  142. Ubuntu 12.10 gets christened Quantal Quetzal ahead of Pangolin launch | Biology News says: (permalink)
    April 25th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    [...]  |  Mark Shuttleworth  | Email [...]

  143. mr.obvious says: (permalink)
    April 26th, 2012 at 2:25 am

    I just new you were going to pick “Quickly Queer”…

  144. Chuck says: (permalink)
    April 26th, 2012 at 4:42 am

    Sounds like a great pun. “Quantal Quetzal”? ¿Cuánto cuesta?

    Looking forward to additional refinements in usability. (And a colorful T shirt.)

  145. Alexander MacLeodThe State of Ubuntu: A Lucky Crossroads - Alexander MacLeod says: (permalink)
    April 26th, 2012 at 4:56 am

    [...] the founder and benevolent dictator of Canonical, has indicated that in the next release, devs will be refreshing and updating the user [...]

  146. Ubuntu 12.10: roadamp e aggiornamento grafico | Indipedia – Indipendenti nella rete says: (permalink)
    April 26th, 2012 at 7:00 am

    [...] quello che possiamo evincere dal lungo post scritto da Mark Shuttleworth, patron di Canonical, in occasione dell’annuncio del nuovo [...]

  147. Programa 2×21 – Las campa– ¡¡EH, QUE HAN ANUNCIADO STEAM PARA LINUX!! | Pánico en el Núcleo says: (permalink)
    April 26th, 2012 at 8:02 am

    [...] Ubuntu 12.10 se llamará Quantal Quetzal [...]

  148. Ubuntu, la versione 12.10 si chiamerà Quantal Quetzal says: (permalink)
    April 26th, 2012 at 8:38 am

    [...] versione di Ubuntu, quella siglata come 12.10, ha già un nome in codice ed una data, così come annunciato nel corso delle ultime ore da Mark Shuttleworth, il boss di Canonical, su cui, però, al momento le [...]

  149. S05E05 – A Charming Fellow – OGG | Ubuntu Podcast says: (permalink)
    April 26th, 2012 at 9:04 am

    [...] Ubuntu 14.10 to be named ‘Unpronounceable Unheard-of’ [...]

  150. نام اوبونتو ۱۲.۱۰ مشخص شد: Quantal Quetzel - مجله فناوری اطلاعات says: (permalink)
    April 26th, 2012 at 9:30 am

    [...] مارک در مورد ۱۲.۱۰ نوشته: [...]

  151. Sorry says: (permalink)
    April 26th, 2012 at 10:22 am

    UK Metro 26/04/12 page 17. ‘Extinct bee is to make a comeback. A BUMBLEBEE extint in Britain for nearly 25 years is making a comeback. The short-haired Bombus subterraneus was last recorded in Kent in 1988. But with large numbers found in Skane, southern Sweden, conservationists plan to move some queens here and ‘restore a lost piece of the jigsaw for our countryside wildlife.’

  152. Ubuntu 12.10 será “Quantal Quetzal” says: (permalink)
    April 26th, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    [...] Leemos el anuncio en la web del máximo representante de la distribución, Mark Shuttleworth (http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1121). [...]

  153. Stephan says: (permalink)
    April 26th, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Thanks for all the work. I am very happy with the current state of ubuntu and thank you and the ubuntu team for all the very great work you are doing. :-)

  154. Numele Ubuntu 12.10 a fost stabilit: “Quantal Quetzal” | Mannius Tirman says: (permalink)
    April 26th, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    [...] Quetzal“. Anunțul a fost făcut prin intermediul unei postări pe blogul lui Mark Shuttleworth (creatorul [...]

  155. Numele Ubuntu 12.10 a fost stabilit la “Quantal Quetzal” | Mannius Tirman says: (permalink)
    April 26th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    [...] Quetzal“. Anunțul a fost făcut prin intermediul unei postări pe blogul lui Mark Shuttleworth (creatorul [...]

  156. Ryan says: (permalink)
    April 27th, 2012 at 1:49 am

    SO excited about Ubuntu 12.10! Precise is awesome, now what is in store for 12.10? “For God so loved the world in this way: He gave His one and only Son, so that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” – John 3:16 HCSB

  157. Linux – are we desktop ready for the ‘normal’ user? » Bradley J. Gibby says: (permalink)
    April 27th, 2012 at 1:56 am

    [...] After researching this a little further, I found a blog entry that suggests that my thoughts about Linux are shared by people who influence [...]

  158. Canonical names next Ubuntu OS "Quantal Quetzal" | AspenIT.co.uk | Computing & Technology News says: (permalink)
    April 27th, 2012 at 5:10 am

    [...] founder Mark Shuttleworth revealed in a blog post that 12.10 has been handed the tongue-twisting moniker Quantal Quetzal, with the latter moniker [...]

  159. Ubuntu 12.10: roadmap e aggiornamento grafico | Indipedia – Indipendenti nella rete says: (permalink)
    April 27th, 2012 at 7:00 am

    [...] quello che possiamo evincere dal lungo post scritto da Mark Shuttleworth, patron di Canonical, in occasione dell’annuncio del nuovo [...]

  160. Liz says: (permalink)
    April 27th, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Awesome bird! Art can’t be democratic otherwise the vision would become blurred. Thanks again for clear statements – and congrats to Precise.
    btw. watching this video about the status of the *nix-world proves that Ubuntu is on the right track to make it a better place. I’ve started with Hoary and never regret it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ukd-Am2bbDo&feature=related

  161. Bautizan Ubuntu 12.10 como “Quantal Quetzal” | Web Site de Prueba says: (permalink)
    April 27th, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    [...] deje atrás el estándar marrón por “algo más colorido y luminoso”. El directivo sudafricano también explica que habría sido redundante recurrir a la palabra “calidad” (escrito “quality” en inglés), [...]

  162. Dougie says: (permalink)
    April 27th, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    What happens after “Zany Zebra” or whatever we get for zed?

    I’ve been running Pangolin since beta2, apart from losing a few Perl packages and screwing up my replacement of MySQL with MariaDB it’s been rock solid. When I pulled todays updates there was a new kernel that needed a reboot – so I’m now up to date with the official release.

  163. mark says: (permalink)
    April 28th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    @waldi

    The number of test programs and the number of tests are totally unrelated. Dig a little further.

  164. mark says: (permalink)
    April 28th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    @Colin

    Ah yes, thank you for correcting me, I’ve fixed the post to use the preferred capitalization for systemd. Of course, I was more concerned about the megalomaniac ambition to absorb a vast array of functionality into process 1 (which nukes the system if it ever crashes), and the spaghetti code, combined with the absence of any significant test suite, but I’m delighted to hear that the systemd crowd at least are pedantic about capitalization. Great things may come of that, and we’ll review the decision after 14.04 LTS in the spirit of always staying open to goodness regardless of pedigree.

    Mark