Ubuntu "Hardy Heron" Reloaded

Posted by jun auza On 7/04/2008
The first maintenance update of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS has been released. Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS has over 200 updates that include major bug fixes and security updates while maintaining the stability and compatibility with the initial Ubuntu 8.04 LTS release.

This is the first maintenance release of Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron that will continuously be supported with maintenance updates and security fixes until April 2011 on desktops and April 2013 on servers.

Here's a list of some of the updates and fixes as listed on Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS release announcement:



Desktop Updates


* Remove a workaround which caused performance issues for evolution and
should no longer be required;

* Disable window manager compositing for i815 chips due to garbled
display output;

* Fix a hang when using the desktop panel clock together with evolution
calendaring;

* Don't show mounts on the desktop that the user cannot access;

* Fix problem with Remote Desktop Viewer connecting to some servers;

* Fix hangs with gksu and update-manager when the hostname cannot be
resolved;

* Restore frequency scaling on Intel Core 2 Duo systems after
suspend/resume;

* Fix display on multiple systems with the intel video driver;

* Fix display on Geode GX2 hardware;

* Update to GNOME 2.22.2, fixing numerous bugs;

General Updates

* Fix a problem with excess logging when libpam-smbpass is not installed;

* Update apparmor profile to allow access to /var/lib/samba/*.tdb;
fixing an authentication-related CUPS crash;

* Fix duplex printing to Ricoh printers;

* Require password on root account when set and using recovery mode;

* Restore support for dmraid raid45 arrays;

* Return an error immediately instead of hanging when an NFS server
returns permission denied;

* sudo no longer errors out if the hostname cannot be resolved;

You can read the complete release announcement HERE.

Other members of the Ubuntu family of distributions have also been updated; this includes Kubuntu and Kubuntu-KDE4, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Studio and Mythbuntu. I'm currently using Xubuntu Hardy Heron, and have noticed significant improvements in overall performance after receiving those listed updates and fixes.

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