With the release of Ubuntu 12.10 and 12.04.1 LTS to the world, Ubuntu is showing their preference for Tomcat 7, Java 7 and Python 3. Check out some highlights of the release below.
12.04.1 PrecisePangolin https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PrecisePangolin/ReleaseNotes/UbuntuServer
12.10 QuantalQuetzal https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QuantalQuetzal/ReleaseNotes/UbuntuServer
Please note that Tomcat 7 will replace Tomcat 6 as the supported version of Apache Tomcat in Ubuntu 12.10.
Please note that OpenJDK 7 will become the default Java implementation in Ubuntu 12.10.
Chef 0.8.16 (948437) and corresponding Ohai packages (948438) removed from precise at the request of OpsCode.
canonical urges people to migrate to python 3: If you have your own programs based on Python 2, fear not! Python 2 will continue to be available (as the python package) for the foreseeable future. However, to best support future versions of Ubuntu you should consider porting your code to Python 3. Python/3 has some advice and resources on this.
Ubuntu 12.10 ships OpenJDK7 as the default Java implementation. This brings improved performance, new features and better compatibility with other Java 7 implementations.
Use of the OpenJDK6 is now deprecated and the openjdk-6-* packages in universe for Ubuntu 12.10 will not be provided in future releases of Ubuntu.