It’s out! We did it! YES! Well done everyone. Thanks for your support in helping make this latest release a good one. Our Meerkat is all grown up so what’s next?

Well, we have a Narwhal on the way and it’s up to all of us to make him that little bit Natty ;)

For a kick off Andrea, a community member who has worked with us on the enhancements to the theme in the new release, has been hard at work thinking about the future of the Murrine theme engine. This engine is the beating heart of our gorgeous default themes and before we’ve even really started on Natty he’s upgraded it to work with the latest version of GTK. As we’re not sure what’s going into the next release just yet we can’t say for certain if all this work will make it in but what we can say is that if you’re a brave and heardy soul you can head over to his blog and get it for yourself.

The main thrust of our week has been getting ready for UDS in 2 weeks time. That has meant copious amounts of planning and preparation between us and the DX teams as we review the desktop and Unity and start to plan for the next cycle. We’ve also been conducting user research of Unity this week with Charline seeing what Joe Public thinks of our shiny new netbook sofware.

If you’ve not tried it yet you really should!

Have a fabulous weekend and we’ll bring you news from Orlando next week once we’ve prepared ourselves for an outstanding UDS!

Oh and one more little thing before we go. We’re going to have something exciting to talk about next week which can be used by anyone out there wanting to promote their love of Ubuntu. More on that when we’re a bit more ready and I don’t have a report to get out but in the meantime here’s a teaser :)

More on this cryptic image next week :)