Ubuntu is an increasingly popular platform. With the dpkg and Synoptic tools, Ubuntu provides a wonderful install experience of online upgrade of Ubuntu applications by connecting to various Ubuntu application repository servers. Thanks to Canonical's LTS commitment and maintaining DEB packages in repository servers, the upgraded system is extremely stable.
As Ubuntu is getting more and more momentum from Linux community and with its recently released 8.04 LTS, we felt it was time to add platform support for Ubuntu. The development team is working on a DEB installer which conforms to DEB package standard for Ubuntu. Beta support on Ubuntu will be delivered in the next Symphony release which is coming right around the corner.
We'd like to hear your feedback on the Symphony experience on Ubuntu, so please try it out when it's available and let us know what you think. We are committed to making continuous improvement on user experience for all the supported platforms.
Please note that Symphony is a 32-bit application. To run Symphony in 32-bit mode on 64-bits Ubuntu, you will need to install the 32-bit emulation libraries which are not included in the standard Ubuntu distribution. We have listed the steps for adding the libraries in the Symphony FAQ here http://symphony.lotus.com/software/lotus/symphony/help.nsf/GeneralFAQ.