Now that the set of feature goals planned for Ubuntu 7.10 ("GutsyThis is shaping up to be another great release! The best features so far seem to be Xorg 7.3 and the newly merged Compiz and Beryl projects (compcomm/OpenCompositing) for a default window manager. Regardless of what gets done, there are some really good ideas on this post so read up!
Gibbon") has been largely finalised, it seems like an appropriate point
to announce the plan to the world.
While this is based on the approved blueprints for gutsy, which are
expected to be implemented in time, we do release according to a
time-based schedule rather than a feature-based one. It is not
unusual for some planned features to be delayed to later releases;
happily it is also not unusual for our developers to introduce neat
features we weren't expecting either.
Read more @ the Ubuntu mailing list (see links above for even more info).