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Ubuntu "Feisty Fawn" 7.04 has month and a half before its planned release on April 19th. Herd 5, the last alpha release is another milestone on the road to final release. The next release will be the first beta release of Feisty Fawn. Herd 5 brings with it mainly stability and other bug fixes.
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Note: This is still an alpha release. Do not install it on production machines. The final stable version will be released in April 2007.
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== Artwork ==
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== GNOME 2.17.5 == The Human theme has been updated, with new default wallpaper, usplash and login screen all bringing a fresh look to Herd5.
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attachment:Screenshot-small.png
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== Download Herd 4 == == VPN ==

With the ease of use for home networking that Network Manager and Avahi brings, others aspects of networking has been made more intuitive. VPN can now be easily used with the use of Network Manager and VPN plugins.

== Desktop Effects ==

Graphical Desktop Effects will be made extremely accessible, with one click activation in the system menu.

== Xorg 7.2 ==

Keeping in step with the cutting edge mentality, X11R7.2, the third release of the modular X Window system, is utilized in this and future Feisty releases. X11R7.2 comes with significant stability and correctness fixes, including improved autoconfiguration heuristics, enhanced support for GL-based compositing managers such as Compiz and Beryl, and improved support for PCI systems with multiple domains. It also incorporates the new, more extensible XACE security policy framework. Even though all of these features have not made into Herd 5 they will be in the final release.

== apport .6 ==

Since this is an alpha release not all system applications are stable, and to help testers file bug reports the latest release of apport is included.

== Download Herd 5 ==
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 * http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/feisty/herd-4/ (Ubuntu)
 * http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/feisty/herd-4/ (Kubuntu)
 * http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/feisty/herd-4/ (Edubuntu)
 * http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/feisty/herd-4/ (Xubuntu)
 * http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/feisty/herd-5/ (Ubuntu)
 * http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/feisty/herd-5/ (Kubuntu)
 * http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/feisty/herd-5/ (Edubuntu)
 * http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/feisty/herd-5/ (Xubuntu)
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If you plan to do an installation of Feisty Herd 2, be sure to head to '''[Self:Testing]'''. With just a few minutes of time at your hands, you can really help to improve Ubuntu. We have two different tests; one takes just a short while, but the other is more thorough. If you plan to do an installation of Feisty Herd 5, be sure to head to '''[Self:Testing]'''. With just a few minutes of time at your hands, you can really help to improve Ubuntu. We have two different tests; one takes just a short while, but the other is more thorough.
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== Credits ==

Herd 4 release notes were brought to you by:

 * Cody A.W. Somerville
 * Martin Albisetti
 * Eldo Varghese
 * [http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/herd4 Feisty Herd 4]

WORK IN PROGRESS

Introduction

Ubuntu "Feisty Fawn" 7.04 has month and a half before its planned release on April 19th. Herd 5, the last alpha release is another milestone on the road to final release. The next release will be the first beta release of Feisty Fawn. Herd 5 brings with it mainly stability and other bug fixes.

Note: This is still an alpha release. Do not install it on production machines. The final stable version will be released in April 2007.

Artwork

The Human theme has been updated, with new default wallpaper, usplash and login screen all bringing a fresh look to Herd5.

attachment:Screenshot-small.png

VPN

With the ease of use for home networking that Network Manager and Avahi brings, others aspects of networking has been made more intuitive. VPN can now be easily used with the use of Network Manager and VPN plugins.

Desktop Effects

Graphical Desktop Effects will be made extremely accessible, with one click activation in the system menu.

Xorg 7.2

Keeping in step with the cutting edge mentality, X11R7.2, the third release of the modular X Window system, is utilized in this and future Feisty releases. X11R7.2 comes with significant stability and correctness fixes, including improved autoconfiguration heuristics, enhanced support for GL-based compositing managers such as Compiz and Beryl, and improved support for PCI systems with multiple domains. It also incorporates the new, more extensible XACE security policy framework. Even though all of these features have not made into Herd 5 they will be in the final release.

apport .6

Since this is an alpha release not all system applications are stable, and to help testers file bug reports the latest release of apport is included.

Download Herd 5

Get it while it's hot. ISOs and torrents are available at:

Reporting Bugs & Testing

Feisty Fawn has bugs! (I bet you're not surprised). Your comments, bug reports, patches and suggestions will help fix bugs and improve future releases. Please report bugs through Malone.

If you want to help out with those bugs, the Bug Squad is always looking for help.

If you plan to do an installation of Feisty Herd 5, be sure to head to [Testing]. With just a few minutes of time at your hands, you can really help to improve Ubuntu. We have two different tests; one takes just a short while, but the other is more thorough.

Participate in Ubuntu

If you would like to help shape Ubuntu, take a look at the list of ways you can participate at

More Information

You can find out more about Ubuntu on our [http://ubuntu.com website] and [http://wiki.ubuntu.com wiki].

To sign up for future Ubuntu development announcements, please subscribe to Ubuntu's development announcement list at:

Previous Herds

Feedback

This document is maintained by the Ubuntu Marketing Team. Please feel free to contact us regarding any concerns or suggestions by either sending an email to ubuntu-marketing@lists.ubuntu.com or by using any of the other methods on the Ubuntu Marketing Team wiki page.

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