Ubuntu 11.10 and London Release Party

Today we release Ubuntu 11.10: Oneiric Ocelot after a busy six months of work. Thank you to everyone who participated in this release and put their brick in the wall. We had many wonderful contributions from developers, testers, translators, authors, advocates, accessibility folks, marketeers, programmers, governors, and more. I am looking forward to seeing the release hit the tubes. :-)

This week I have been in London all week for the release week, and it has been a hectic, but useful week. I also used this week to take advantage of the timezone and hop on the phone with some community members on this side of the pond. Thanks to all those for the calls.

Speaking of this side of the pond, I am excited to be able to go to the London release party which takes place tonight on Thu 13th Oct 2011 from 6.30pm at The Cask Pub at 6 Charlwood Street, Pimlico, London, SW1V 6EE. Thanks to the Ubuntu UK team for putting together the party, and it looks like there will be a great crowd there. Be sure to check out the event here and register if you plan on coming so the team has an idea of numbers.

Of course, if you are not in London, there may well be a release party near you! Be sure to see the current list of worldwide events.