Ogni nuova versione di Ubuntu viene rilasciata ogni sei mesi (fino ad ora l'unica eccezione è stata Ubuntu 6.06 che venne rilasciata con 2 mesi di ritardo).
Ogni versione pubblicata ha un nome ufficiale più un nome in codice durante lo sviluppo. Il nome ufficiale è del tipo Ubuntu X.YY, dove X è l'anno di rilascio e YY il mese (ad esempio 8.04 per aprile 2008). Il nome in codice durante lo sviluppo descrive le caratteristiche e il carattere che tale versione dovrà rispecchiare. Il nome in codice è del tipo aggettivo animale, con le stesse lettere iniziali in ordine alfabetico crescente. Questa convenzione è maturata solo dopo le prime due versioni.
Ogni versione ha un supporto ufficiale da parte di Canonical di 18 mesi con patch di sicurezza e aggiornamenti, ad eccezione delle versioni LTS (Long Term Support ossia supporto a lungo termine) che hanno un periodo di supporto esteso.
Una versione LTS riceve un lavoro supplementare di stabilizzazione, raffinamento e traduzione. Queste versioni hanno un periodo di supporto di 3 anni per i desktop e 5 anni per i server. L'aggiornamento viene supportato da una versione LTS all'altra. È previsto il rilascio di una nuova versione LTS ogni due anni.
I feel kind of bad to say that I used a closed source application to make this (Photoshop CS5--Shame on me), but I do like where it ended up. The design is made up of 32 static images in .png format. I've made an archive of all of them (including the .psd) that you can get here:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5187757/Countdown.zip, and you can email me at datadude3(at)gmail.com, and I'll try to get back to you quickly.
Ubuntu has always been my linux distribution of choice, and I used it as my main operating system for almost 2 years on my old laptop. Ubuntu was able to breathe new life into that machine, and in the end, I had it for about 5 years before I had to replace it (And even now it runs Ubuntu fine). When I did replace it, I kept Windows as my main OS (again, shame on me), but kept Ubuntu as a virtual machine. I think Ubuntu has a great community, which is why I decided to give back to it (Even with something as simple as a countdown banner).
Hello. This is my first and I hope not the last contribution to the Ubuntu. I have created 32 countdown images using Inkscape. In addition, I have published an archive which includes all 32 images and one .svg file (Link: http://ubuntuone.com/3pJxbnreVclBpQEmeh0JXk). E-mail: arslan.atajanov(at)gmail.com
Hi!, this is my first contribution to Ubuntu's artwork, I really like Ubuntu since 7.04... (link: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6184592/Ubunto12.04Countdown.zip) The .zip includes 32 cutdown .png images and three .svg templates for inkscape... e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The horizontal stripe lets the banner seem lower and wider. Also I tried to be very clean, minimalistic and used a high contrast to attract attention. All renderings, the preview and the Gimp file can be downloaded (at least until April) at http://ubuntuone.com/7DpqjIejP3fAwWhmmECLeB. For questions, recommendations and reviews I’m looking forward to getting mails via postfach2b(at)web.de.
Hi, This is my first contribution to ubuntu. I just tried to make it not bad. I created three images. I am not a designer but I tried my way.
Hi, This is my first contribution to ubuntu too.I made with inkscape all photos
Hello all! here is my contribution for precise countdown banner, I hope you like it!. The images [*.png and *.svg] are available @ http://ubuntuone.com/3B4k5zx16sL24lxLu2zdlI and my e-mail is email@example.com
Any website with my old widget embedded has been updated to the new one, and does not require any code change. If you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can view a demo here: http://corbindavenport.com/ubuntu/ (You can also embed the code)
Hello. I found the information about Precise Countdown Banner and I've decided to participate in it. This is my contribution to the Ubuntu and I hope, that my creativity isn't so bad. The complete set of banners you can find here. If there are any questions on these banners you may ask me by mail: email@example.com.
Best regards, Anton
My first little contribution to ubuntu with the great Inkscape. Hope you'll enjoy! My mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
12.04, I can't wait !
I've been familiar with Ubuntu since 5.04 (a long time indeed) and I've always hoped to give something back. So, I've recently started to dabble with GIMP (running on Xubuntu 11.10) and these banner attempts are the outcome and my first contribution (hopefully, the first of many).
Hope you all enjoy it. You can throw all those comments and criticisms at hisham(dot)hamza(at)gmail(dot)com.
Cheers and regards,
Hello Ubuntu World,
I've done Precise Countdown Banner in GIMP and this banner contains 32 png files which are packed in tar.gz. and you can download it from http://ubuntuone.com/1hzlMlClrgaWILHluaf6GI
It's my first contribution in this project and you can send your messages to my e-mail vladimirsojkic(at)ovi(dot)com
Roberto Pérez Favela.
Hi I'm Roberto from Durango dgo. Mexico. I'm glad to share with you my design for the 12.04 countdown banner http://ubuntuone.com/1fL2VMuhgcYbYhd9i1JqAH I hope you like it, I'm certain that a very important part of Ubuntu's future rests on the UI design. Unity is a huge step ahead, along with the new Ubuntu font, and I'm sure that your new icon set will be another great success I'm looking forward to see how the T.V and Mobile projects evolve.
Greatings to all the Ubuntu Community and design team.
You can contact me at email@example.com or my twitter account @el_rover
hello! I am "da copa", I'm from Ecuador I learned of this contest, and here is my work, everything was done in Inkscape and blender and the effect of animation was done through console commands in ubuntu... My email is firstname.lastname@example.org as I am not a great writer, not know what else to write so this is my job, I hope you like it, and devil take the hindmost; Of course I hope to be the winner. also if something is poorly written excuse me because I speak Spanish thank you
Aditia A. Pratama.
Greetings everyone, I'm Aditia from Balikpapan, Indonesia. Here I present you with the design of 12.04 countdown banner. I hope you like it. I run ubuntu mostly for graphic design purpose, I also teach people to use ubuntu and other opensource program. I'm very happy to sharing this with you guys.
Thanks for all Ubuntu developer and all ubuntu design team, hopefully I can join you guys. Thanks Canonical for being so nice
The embed code and source file will be available soon in my site at FOSSGrafis.com.
You can also contact me at email@example.com or mention me on twitter account @aditia_ap.
Thank you and regards.
Stephen A. Sherwood.
Hello fellow ubuntu-ers. I'm Stephen from Lancashire, United Kingdom. Here represents my contribution to the design contest for the ubuntu 12.04 countdown banner.
I've been switching from ubuntu and Windows, for college reasons, but have finally landed with ubuntu and I am not using Windows any more. I'm trying to use open-source software and resources, but as you can tell from my contribution it's going slow.
Hope you guys like it.
Thanks to all the ubuntu teams and developers, as well as other contributors.
Greetings to the Ubuntu community. This is my contribution for the release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin edition I've been waiting a long time. The countdown consists in a gear symbolizing the development work, together with the banner "it's here", where I have tried to reflect an geometric and adaptable design.
You can download it from here
For any suggestions contact: duendeymora(at)gmail.com
Hi! That's my personal design for Precise Pangolin countdown banner, hope you like it
Download images and source in http://dl.dropbox.com/u/58823486/YPcountdown.zip
If you have any questions, concerns or ideas about this countdown design, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Warm greetings from South Africa! This entry presents my first contribution to the Ubuntu community, despite having been a user since version 9.04. Ubuntu, together with the vast and friendly community supporting it, has handed me my productivity back after years on Windows, of which I have no intention on returning to. The best things truly are free as they say.
The "package" consists of 32 png's in total, rendered at 180 px(W) by 150 px(H) as per requirement. All images and effects were solely produced with Inkscape. I reckon they look best on a medium to dark background.
Best of luck to all the contestants - the entries looks amazing.
For the complete set of prepared images (including a single SVG template), drop me a line at..
Hi, this is my project, you can contact me at email@example.com;
Everything was done in blender, the colors were given in gimp ...
I have the banner on the subject of two colors a blue background and one more with colors of ubuntu...
the best man win...
VERY Simple CDB.
I took the freedom to make a VERY simple banner for this version. You can see all the images here https://picasaweb.google.com/109022872935574791572/Ubuntu1204CDB?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCMLE1rz14rCJYA&feat=directlink
Mathias Menzer.I thought about a clock counting the last seconds towards 12:04 .
All the pictures in an archive: http://ubuntuone.com/2rqZgK4MVzBuJKU94MwaaJ