The Ubuntu Bug Squad is an essential asset in helping to make Ubuntu and its derivatives better.
The Bug Squad is the first point of contact for the bugs filed about Ubuntu. They assign bugs to packages, ensure that bug reports are complete, find duplicate bug reports, recreate bugs and forward bugs to their upstream authors. All of these activities help the bug get fixed and subsequently making Ubuntu even better.
Triaging bugs is a great way to learn about Ubuntu and how the operating system and development community work. You may also discover new features of Ubuntu you didn't know about!
Latest Development Version
Ubuntu 8.04, Hardy Heron, is the current developement release
2008-02-23 [http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/hardy/alpha5 Alpha 5] has been released
There are some known bug reports in Hardy that are frequently reported of which you might find duplicates.
[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xorg/+bug/173411 Bug 173411] Touchpad vertical scroll does not work
[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/usplash/+bug/147623 Bug 147623] usplash does not display anything on amd64 with some nvidia cards
[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/hal/+bug/177570 Bug 177570] gnome-power-manager displays two batteries for people with just one
2007-12-04 The kernel package for the Hardy kernel is now just linux and the bugs are available in Launchpad at [https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bugs linux bugs]
2007-11-29 Additional debugging procedures listed at [:DebuggingProcedures:debugging central] - check them out!
- 2007-10-18 Ubuntu 7.10, Gutsy Gibbon, is released
Learn more at http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/710tour
The [:GutsyGibbon/ReleaseNotes:release notes] detail some issues people may experience