13.10 (Saucy Salamander) Beta 1 Released!

Welcome to Saucy Salamander Beta 1 release, which will in time become the 13.10 release.

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

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.

At the end of the 12.10 development cycle, the Ubuntu desktop and server flavours decided that they would reduce the number of milestone images going forward and the focus would concentrate on daily quality and fortnightly testing rounds known as cadence testing. Based on that change, the Ubuntu products themselves will not have a Beta 1 release. Their first milestone release will be the beta release on the 26th of September 2013. Other Ubuntu flavours have the option to release using the usual milestone schedule. Further schedule details can be found: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SaucySalamander/ReleaseSchedule.

The Beta images are known to be reasonably free of showstopper CD build or installer bugs, while representing a very recent snapshot of Saucy. You can download them here:

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 Beta release!

Originally posted to the ubuntu-release mailing list on Thu Sep 5 17:26:49 UTC 2013 by Kate Stewart

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2 Responses to “13.10 (Saucy Salamander) Beta 1 Released!”

  1. Ross Smith Says:

    The link https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SaucySalamander/ReleaseSchedule. has a trailing dot, making the link 404.

  2. joseeantonior Says:

    I have just updated the link. Thank you! 🙂

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