Fans of the leading are already well-acquainted with , the new desktop interface that was introduced in version 11.04, or "," back in May. Some have loved that change, but plenty of others , causing no end of debate over the distribution's current course.
Just this week, in fact, Ubuntu community manager Jono Bacon wrote a blog post defending many of the interface decisions made for the Unity desktop expected to appear next month in Ubuntu 11.10, or Oneiric Ocelot.
Now, however, it looks like there may be another big change coming down the pike. Specifically, in what feels almost like a tip of the hat to , a proposal has been made to switch Ubuntu to a monthly release cycle.
'User Confidence Is Lost'
In a published Thursday, Scott James Remnant--a former Ubuntu Developer Manager and now member of the Ubuntu Technical Board--describes several key problems associated with Ubuntu's current six-month release cycle.