Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will have Boot Speed Boost feature
Canonical’s Will Cooke today released a monthly development announcement announcing to the community the latest development of the upcoming Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) distribution. In addition to mentioning many improvements to the GNOME desktop environment in this announcement, the Ubuntu Desktop team is already investigating the startup of the new Ubuntu system and plans to use the latest systemd features to help users identify options that affect boot speed.
“We’ve started our investigation into boot speed and are using systemd’s features to do some profiling. This will help us to identify and bottlenecks and get Bionic to boot as quickly as we can,” says Will Cooke, Ubuntu Desktop Director at Canonical in the community announcement. “We’re continuing work on moving the user session over to systemd.”
In addition to improvements in boot speed, the Ubuntu Desktop team discovered and repaired connectivity review bundles on NetworkManager at the same time as well as CUPS-Filters 1.19.0, CUPS color space fixes, color depth detection of PPD generation, fixes a 16-bit color depth issue with Apple Raster.