The official release announcement is out – see https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2008-October/000116.html if you aren’t on the ubuntu-announce list or didn’t see mail yet.
On behalf of Ubuntu-ZA, thanks to the developers behind this release – upstream, debian, ubuntu – you rock!
Thanks also to the many people involved in helping people to get Ubuntu, run it and fix problems. This is a distro for human beings, and we can all contribute to the end result.
Ubuntu-ZA is more than just a user community – because we do more than just use the software. This is the place to get involved, in whatever way you can. Here’s our 5 step plan to success!
1. Check out our website at http://wiki.ubuntu-za.org. This is a community site that anyone can edit and contribute to.
2. Join our mailing list: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-za – you can keep up
to date with what’s happening in Ubuntu-ZA, find help, and get involved in Ubuntu-ZA projects.
3. Join Ubuntu-ZA by joining our team on Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-za. Launchpad is Ubuntu’s infrastructure for support, bug tracking, translations, interfacing with upstream software, building packages from source, bzr repositories, source code mirror and many more things. If you want to contribute to Ubuntu, Launchpad is a key.
Our community team is up for review during November, and getting our members on launchpad is a great way to show that we are serious about being a local Ubuntu community. We’re up to 73 members on Launchpad, but there are 289 of us on the mailing list, so please join up!
4. Sign the Ubuntu Code of Conduct: http://www.ubuntu.com/community/conduct – this makes you an Ubuntero and is the next step on the journey to Ubuntu Membership.
5. Get involved! http://www.ubuntu.com/community/participate lists some great ways to contribute, whether technically or not. Our own http://wiki.ubuntu-za.org/Getting_Involved page lists ways to get
involved locally too. Consistent involvement leads towards Ubuntu membership: http://www.ubuntu.com/community/processes/newmember
A further reminder about our release parties on Saturday: http://wiki.ubuntu-za.org/Meetings_&_Events – come along and meet fellow Ubuntu enthusiasts, get a copy of Intrepid, bring your system to install – let’s celebrate the new release.