6 months of work ended with the release of Ubuntu 8.10 (codenamed Intrepid Ibex).
We've tried to be a little more ambitious with our kernel this time by switching to 2.6.27 that was released only a few weeks before our freeze. On the whole it has been a good move, especially since Adrian Bunk has decided to make 2.6.27 a long term support release
I would like to ask people to install the kerneloops package in order to help upstream gather and fix any crashes in the kernel. I will be working toward making kerneloops part of the default Ubuntu install for 9.04.
On now towards 9.04 or Jaunty Jackalope...