Well done Matt, Colin, Fabio and company. This has been a very smooth release process, you’ve got it down to a fine art. There’s been lots of news coverage of the coolness of the Badger,so I won’t rehash that. Very well done indeed.
Personally, I’ve been hacking on some of the Launchpad infrastructure to support Dapper-On-Launchpad. The part of Launchpad that handles packages, archives, distro releases etc is called Soyuz, and while the back end of it is in good shape (thanks muchly Kinnison!) the web frontend is a bit weak. So I’ve finally got the skeleton of that to the point where we should be able to represent on the web what’s going on in the package archive itself. Of course there is http://packages.ubuntu.com/ but it misses some of the subtleties of version history, that we track in Launchpad and which it would be cool to display. Hopefully the new code will be live next week. As of next week, the Dapper archive will be open, all run by Launchpad. Expect delays, but they should be ironed out before UBZ.
So now we start the road to the Dapper Drake. I’ll spend this week focused on the definition of topics I’m hoping to cover at UBZ. As always we will track the specs in the Ubuntu wiki. This time we will have some help with scheduling and coordination, using the spec tracker in Launchpad itself to keep track of the status of each of the specs.