Ubuntu 9.04 will be out real soon now and it’s a fantastic release. It’s the tenth time the Ubuntu community pushes out a release and having used every single one of them the thought that what you’re downloading and installing is the combined work of dozens of thousands of Open Source contributors doesn’t cease to amaze me.
My overall feeling of the Jaunty cycle is that we as the big Ubuntu Development team have matured a lot. While some things could still be easier to get done (and there’s a lot of work going on improving that), I got the feeling that there were more contributors and more contributions and definitely more people stepping up to organise things and effectively lead initiatives.
I’m very happy to work with all of you and I look forward to an exciting Karmic cycle! Thanks everybody! :-)