Ubuntu 8.04 – New Version with Long Term Support

Aug 30, 2007

April next year will see the release of Ubuntu 8.04, the next distribution with long term support for professional use.

Community Manager Jono Bacon announced the new LTS version, which has been dubbed Hardy Heron in the Ubuntu tradition of using animal names.

As announced by Mark Shuttleworth, Canonical – the company behind Ubuntu – will be supporting Hardy Heron for 3 years, and the server version for 5 years. The current long term support version is "Dapper Drake" (Ubuntu 6.06).

There are not tangible facts available about what "Hardy Heron" will include right now. Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon" is still alpha (Tribe 5). An overview of current 7.10 development is available on this page. Developers will be defining the objectives for the next release Ubuntu Developer Summit – just like last year. The summit is scheduled to take place October 27 through November 02 in Boston.

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