Happy Kubuntu Release Day!

KubuntuWell, it’s been a long time coming, and now Kubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn is released. You can read the release notes and official announcement here. Kubuntu is an excellent project to work on, and JR runs it damned well.
On December 9th of 2006 I went into #kubuntu-devel on freenode and told them I was bored and asked them to give me something to do. Since then I’ve submitted several patches–many of which are in feisty fawn–and had more fun than you can shake a stick at. All of you aspiring hackers and UI designers and artists, I encourage you strongly to consider contributing to this project. It’s a blast, and it has results.
For those of you who intend to go to kubuntu.org or ubuntu.org to download the latest version, you will notice that things are running a bit slowly. Please be patient as quite a few people from around the world have also eagerly anticipated this release, and are very excited about it as well.

2 Replies to “Happy Kubuntu Release Day!”

  1. Hey Manchicken,
    I just upgraded from Kubuntu Edgy to Feisty. Did it over the internet. Seemed to go smoothly except the installer crashed at the very end – it had just searched for unsupported software and reported it to me and I clicked on remove and then it just hung for a while and then reported a crash. Anyway system seems to work although I haven’t checked everything. Most annoying thing right now is the fact that my two external hard drives (ntfs) were not mounted. I’ve been to the forums but the suggestions there don’t seem to resolve the problem. I was really looking forward to being able to write to those drives after upgrading. And it looks like they added that capability in Feisty but the darn things don’t even mount. Do you have any idea(s) what’s behind this? I have read that some people have even tried a clean install and it didn’t help. They were mounted automatically in Edgy (although I could not write to them). What’s going on, manchicken?
    Thanks.
    Jim Hamilton

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