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I thought the daily build on http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/ would be updated daily, but the current build is 6 days old. I would love to try out Natty and Compiz Unity on a live USB-drive, but it's not much use if it's not updated.

Any reason why the build is so old? Does anybody know when it will be updated again?

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Did you check their Launchpad page? Might find a clue there. –  Saifallah Dec 12 '10 at 13:16

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The developers are currently moving the default Python version from 2.6 to 2.7, which involves rebuilding (and sometimes changing) a lot of applications that are written in Python or depend on it (e.g. for plugins, scripting, etc.). I am running Natty on 1 machine, and currently part of this migration is done, but not all of it. The result is that the latest version of several packages (that are already converted) can not be installed together with the latest version of some other packages (that have not been converted yet). That also means that building an ISO fails, hence no new "daily" CDs.

(To be sure somebody from the team that is responsible for building the ISOs should confirm this, but I'm pretty sure this is the main reason.)

This may also happen in other cases where applications that are installed on de ISO depend on each other or on a common library, and have version mismatches.

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Thank you, I'll just wait until they have completed the move to Python 2.7 then. –  Elkimo Dec 13 '10 at 8:23

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