Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 428

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #428 for the week July 27 – August 2, 2015, and the full version is available here.

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Wily Werewolf Alpha 2 Released

"I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of he brain unfolding to success… such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything."
– Nikola Tesla

The second alpha of the Wily Werewolf (to become 15.10) has now been released!

This alpha features images for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Kylin and the Ubuntu Cloud images.

Pre-releases of the Wily Werewolf are *not* encouraged for anyone needing a stable system or anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional, even frequent breakage. They are, however, recommended for Ubuntu flavor developers and those who want to help in testing, reporting and fixing bugs as we work towards getting this release ready.

Alpha 2 includes a number of software updates that are ready for wider testing. This is quite an early set of images, so you should expect some bugs.

While these Alpha 2 images have been tested and work, except as noted in the release notes, Ubuntu developers are continuing to improve the Wily Werewolf. In particular, once newer daily images are available, system installation bugs identified in the Alpha 2 installer should be verified against the current daily image before being reported in Launchpad. Using an obsolete image to re-report bugs that have already been fixed wastes your time and the time of developers who are busy trying to make 15.10 the best Ubuntu release yet. Always ensure your system is up to date before reporting bugs.

Kubuntu

Kubuntu uses KDE software and now features the new Plasma 5 desktop.

The Kubuntu 15.10 Alpha 2 images can be downloaded from:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/wily/alpha-2/

More information about Kubuntu 15.10 Alpha 2 can be found here:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WilyWerewolf/Alpha2/Kubuntu

Lubuntu

Lubuntu is a flavour of Ubuntu based on LXDE and focused on providing a very lightweight distribution.

The Lubuntu 15.10 Alpha 2 images can be downloaded from:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/wily/alpha-2/

More information about Lubuntu 15.10 Alpha 2 can be found here:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WilyWerewolf/Alpha2/Lubuntu

Ubuntu MATE

Ubuntu MATE is a flavour of Ubuntu featuring the MATE desktop environment for people who just want to get stuff done.

The Ubuntu MATE 15.10 Alpha 2 images can be downloaded from:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-mate/releases/wily/alpha-2/

More information about Ubuntu MATE 15.10 Alpha 2 can be found here:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WilyWerewolf/Alpha2/UbuntuMATE

Ubuntu Kylin

Ubuntu Kylin is a flavour of Ubuntu that is more suitable for Chinese users.

The Ubuntu Kylin 15.10 Alpha 2 images can be downloaded from:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntukylin/releases/wily/alpha-2/

More information about Ubuntu Kylin 15.10 Alpha 2 can be found here:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WilyWerewolf/Alpha2/UbuntuKylin

Ubuntu Cloud

Ubuntu Cloud images can be run on Amazon EC2, Openstack, SmartOS and many other clouds.

The Ubuntu Cloud 15.10 Alpha 2 images can be downloaded from:

http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/releases/wily/alpha-2/

Regular daily images for Ubuntu can be found at:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com

If you’re interested in following the changes as we further develop Wily, we suggest that you subscribe to the ubuntu-devel-announce list. This is a low-traffic list (a few posts a week) carrying announcements of approved specifications, policy changes, alpha releases and other interesting events.

http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-devel-announce

A big thank you to the developers and testers for their efforts to pull together this Alpha release!

Originally posted to the ubuntu-release mailing list on Thu Jul 30 17:03:26 UTC 2015 by Martin Wimpress on behalf of Ubuntu Release Team

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 427

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #427 , and the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

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  • Paul White
  • Elizabeth K. Joseph
  • Chris Guiver
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Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) End of Life reached on July 23, 2015

This is a follow-up to the End of Life warning sent earlier this month to confirm that as of today (July 23, 2015), Ubuntu 14.10 is no longer supported. No more package updates will be accepted to 14.10, and it will be archived to old-releases.ubuntu.com in the coming weeks.

The original End of Life warning follows, with upgrade instructions:

Ubuntu announced its 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) release almost 9 months ago, on October 23, 2014. As a non-LTS release, 14.10 has a 9-month month support cycle and, as such, the support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 14.10 will reach end of life on Thursday, July 23rd. At that time, Ubuntu Security Notices will no longer include information or updated packages for Ubuntu 14.10.

The supported upgrade path from Ubuntu 14.10 is via Ubuntu 15.04. Instructions and caveats for the upgrade may be found at:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VividUpgrades

Ubuntu 15.04 continues to be actively supported with security updates and select high-impact bug fixes. Announcements of security updates for Ubuntu releases are sent to the ubuntu-security-announce mailing list, information about which may be found at:

https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-security-announce

Since its launch in October 2004 Ubuntu has become one of the most highly regarded Linux distributions with millions of users in homes, schools, businesses and governments around the world. Ubuntu is Open Source software, costs nothing to download, and users are free to customise or alter their software in order to meet their needs.

Originally posted to the ubuntu-announce mailing list on Thu Jul 23 21:49:45 UTC 2015 by Adam Conrad

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 426

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #426 for the week July 13 – 19, 2015, and the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

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  • Paul White
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  • Charles Profitt
  • Chris Guiver
  • And many others

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