The next major release of Ubuntu-based operating system ‘elementary’ is to be based on Ubuntu 12.04 and not Ubuntu 11.10 as originally expected.
Disappointed? Don’t be. The shunt to the next Long-term support release of Ubuntu will provide elementary developers with an extended timeframe in which to polish, code and test the ‘Pantheon’ desktop shell, as well as provide Luna users with a more throughly-tested and stable base.
Amongst the applications and components expected to ship with Luna are the elementary-developed file browser ‘Marlin’, music application ‘Beatbox‘, application launcher ‘Slingshot’ and developer-friendly System Settings pane ‘Switchboard‘.
Source : www.omgubuntu.co.uk