13.10 (Saucy Salamander) Alpha 1 Released!

"Perhaps I’m too saucy or provoking?"
— Benjamin Franklin

The first Alpha of the Saucy Salamander (to become 13.10) has now been released!

This alpha features images for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, and UbuntuKylin.

Pre-releases of Saucy Salamander 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 developers and those who want to help in testing, reporting and fixing bugs as we work towards getting this release ready.

Alpha 1 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 1 images have been tested and work, except as noted in the release notes, Ubuntu developers are continuing to improve Saucy Salamander. In particular, once newer daily images are available, system installation bugs identified in the Alpha 1 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 13.10 the best Ubuntu release yet. Always ensure your system is up to date before reporting bugs.

There have been some adjustments to the release schedule for 13.10 since the last vUDS, so for the latest plans, please check: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SaucySalamander/ReleaseSchedule

Kubuntu is the KDE based flavour of Ubuntu. It uses the Plasma desktop and includes a wide selection of tools from the KDE project.

The Alpha-1 images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/saucy/alpha-1/

More information on Kubuntu Alpha-1 can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SaucySalamander/Alpha1/Kubuntu

Lubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu that targets to be lighter, less resource hungry and more energy-efficient by using lightweight applications and LXDE, The Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment, as its default GUI.

The Alpha-1 images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/saucy/alpha-1/

More information on Lubuntu Alpha-1 can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SaucySalamander/Alpha1/Lubuntu

Ubuntu GNOME:
Ubuntu GNOME is an flavor of Ubuntu featuring the GNOME desktop environment.

The Alpha-1 images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-gnome/releases/saucy/alpha-1/

More information on Ubuntu-GNOME Alpha-1 can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SaucySalamander/Alpha1/UbuntuGNOME

UbuntuKylin is a flavor of Ubuntu that is more suitable for Chinese users.

The Alpha-1 images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntukylin/releases/saucy/alpha-1/

More information on UbuntuKylin Alpha-1 can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuKylin/1310-alpha-1-ReleaseNote

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 Saucy, 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.


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

Originally posted to the ubuntu-devel-announce mailing list on Thu Jun 27 18:45:08 UTC 2013 by Kate Stewart

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