The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS, the first maintenance release of “Dapper Drake”. This release includes both installable Desktop CDs and alternate text-mode installation CDs for several architectures, for Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Edubuntu. Xubuntu is also included, although commercial support for it is not available from Canonical Ltd.
The “point” release includes several updates and bug fixes. Over 300 post-release updates have been pre-applied, so that fewer updates will need to be downloaded after installation, and a number of bugs in the installation system have been corrected. These include security updates and corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 6.06 LTS.
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“Many of the bug fixes were focused on the graphical installer, which was new for Dapper, and corrected several common problems people had there,” says Scott James Remnant, core developer and member of the Ubuntu Technical Board. “The new GNOME point release fixes several problems including the CUPS icon memory leak and others. There were some similar fixes for the KDE stack [and] some upgrade issues from breezy were also fixed.”
Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS offers several security updates, including patches for vulnerabilities in Apache and the Linux kernel as well as the integrated Firefox and Thunderbird applications. Developers say they do not anticipate certifications against Ubuntu 6.06 will need to be updated as a result of this release.
Ubuntu community member Jeff Waugh says that rather than rest on its laurels following today’s release, the development team is already looking toward the future. “We added six weeks to the Dapper cycle to ensure that it was ready to [go] but we made a commitment to six month time-based releases, and have previously followed every GNOME release by one month so Edgy Eft is back on our regular schedule, and due in October.”
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This is great news! It also saves you a lot of time upgrading on a new installation (especially if you are on a slow internet connection).
If you are already running Dapper (Ubuntu,Kubuntu,Edubuntu,Xubuntu or server) then you are already running 6.06.1 LTS if you have done all the upgrades.
Here’s an earlier blog post : Dapper Point Release is coming soon!