With Feisty just out of the door the development on the new version of Ubuntu has started. The different stages of development and important dates are outlined in the Release Schedule.
As usual, the uploading starts with the tool chain, a new version of GCC, glibc and so on. Naturally it’s very risky to upgrade to an unstable version right at the beginning of the development cycle, but if you don’t mind fixing a broken system from time to time, go ahead, open your /etc/apt/sources.list and change every feisty to gutsy.
I’ll say it again: If you don’t know exactly what you’re doing, don’t upgrade to gutsy.
If you are interested in contributing to Ubuntu Gutsy, here are two ways to do so:
- Start working with Launchpad: Launchpad is Ubuntu’s central tool to manage bug reports, translations, feature ideas (blueprints) and more. If you want to help out with any of these, you will need to get an account. The easiest way to get started on Launchpad is probably by taking the tour.
- Participate in the Ubuntu Forums: There is a subforum for Gutsy Gibbon where you can share and exchange your ideas with other Ubuntu community members. The forum staff will try to connect the users with the developers so that everyone can be a part of the development process. Before you start new posts be sure to have read the top (sticky) posts which contain valuable information.