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ubuntu dev summit in paris

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So this release cycle's Ubuntu Dev Summit has ended. 60 people from the wider Ubuntu community gathered in Paris to draft the next release, Edgy Eft -- and it will be rocking (although probably edgy, as its name says).

Some highlights are an event-based replacement for the init system, SysV init does not fit today's use cases very well anymore, a system nowadays is almost never booted with all kinds of pluggable hardware, suspend and resume functionality. Speaking of suspend, I've talked to Ben Collins, Ubuntu's kernel maintainer about integrating suspend2 in Edgy's kernel. He had a quick look at the patches and was quite surprised by the improved quality. Nigel Cunningham, suspend2's main developer has put quite some work in making the patches less intrusive and more mergeable. Last week, I benchmarked both, suspend2 and vanilla's software suspend. The results were simply amazing: swsusp needs 45 seconds to bring the machine back up, whereas suspend2 does that in 25s (mainly caused by image compression). suspend2 also adds a nice userinterface (framebuffer splash, textmode progress bar -- pick your poisoln) and is much more reliable under high memory load. The least thing you want is a system not suspending when you run away in a hurry and drop your laptop in a train. That's definitely a big plus. Hope Ubuntu will be the first distro shipping this cutting edge technology by default.

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