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Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex" is on the way...


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Whats new?

* GNOME 2.24 (File manager now supports tabs)

* X.Org 7.4 (better hot-pluggable input devices and fail-safe)

* Linux kernel 2.6.27

* Encrypted private directory

* Guest session

* Network Manager 0.7 (3G support)

* "Last successful boot" recovery entry

* DKMS (thanks Dell)

* Samba 3.2 (IPv6 support, encrypted network, clustered file server, etc)

* PAM authentication framework

* Totem BBC plugin (thanks BBC)

It is scheduled for release on October 30th.



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Kernel 2.6.25

PS3: gelic: add support for port link status (commit), add support for dual network interface (commit), add wireless support for PS3 (commit)

Add ath5k wireless driver (commit)

b43: Changes to enable BCM4311 rev 02 with wireless core revision 13 (commit)

ipwireless: driver for PC Card 3G/UMTS modem (commit)

sierra driver - add devices (commit), add support for Onda H600/Zte MF330 datacard to USB Driver for Sierra Wireless (commit)

Variant of the Dell Wireless 5520 driver (commit)

iwlwifi: proper monitor support (commit)

Kernel 2.6.26

iwlwifi: Support the HT (802.11n) improvements (commit), (commit), (commit), (commit), add default WEP key host command (commit), add 1X HW WEP support (commit), add default WEP HW encryption (commit), use HW acceleration decryption by default (commit), hook iwlwifi with Linux rfkill (commit), add TX/RX statistics to driver (commit), add debugfs to iwl core (commit), enables HW TKIP encryption (commit), add led support (commit), enables RX TKIP decryption in HW (commit), remove IWL{4965,3945}_QOS (commit)

ath5k: Add RF2413 srev values (commit)

Add HP hs2300 Broadband Wireless Module to sierra.c (commit)

Wireless mesh networking (802.11s) draft support

mac80211: Support more HT (802.11n) features (commit 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

mac80211: allow WDS mode (commit), allows driver to request a Phase 1 RX key (commit), use monitor configuration flags (commit), add cooked monitor mode support (commit), allow sending multicast frames through virtual ports (commit), enable IBSS merging (commit)

cfg80211 API for channels/bitrates, mac80211 and driver conversion (commit),

nl80211: export hardware bitrate/channel capabilities (commit), nl80211: Add monitor interface configuration flags (commit)

Kernel 2.6.27

iwlwifi : Patch adds rfkill subsystem for 3945 (commit)

iwlwifi: enable packet injection for iwl3945 (commit)

iwlwifi: Support for the Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5000AGN Family devices (commit), set monitor mode for 4965 (commit) and 3945 (commit), remove IWL4965_HT config (commit), enable IBSS (Ad-Hoc) mode (commit), add remove station functionality (commit), add power level support (commit), HW dependent run time calibration (commit)

Add ath9k: Atheros IEEE 802.11n driver for AR5008 and AR9001 family of chipsets (commit)

support for the Intel wireless 5000 series and RTL8187B network cards, a new ath9k driver for the Atheros AR5008 and AR9001 family of chipsets

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