Kubuntu will release version 10.04, the Lucid Lynx, in April 2010. This will be an LTS release, so our overall focus will be bringing a more stable and polished desktop to our users. However, this does not mean there will be nothing new or exciting. Quite the contrary! Read on for highlights of what is new and upcoming for Kubuntu 10.04.

NOTE: This is an alpha (pre-) release. Pre-release versions of Lucid are NOT encouraged for anyone needing a stable system or for anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional, even frequent, breakage. Pre-release versions ARE recommended for Kubuntu developers and those who want to help in testing, reporting, and fixing bugs.' Please do not use this in a production environment with data or workflows that you cannot do without

As the first alpha this pre-release is at a very early stage with several notable problems. You will need to start the installed with kdesudo ubiquity from the command line. See Known Issues below for more.

Getting Alpha 1

Alpha releases can be downloaded from the following URL:

Its always best to check cd image before install! The md5sums can be found here

What's New in Alpha 1

KDE SC 4.4 beta 1

KDE Software Compilation 4.4 Beta 1 is the first preview of what the next version of the popular KDE Desktop and its associated applications will bring. The System Tray, Device Notifier, and KNetworkmanager are just a few of the items that will see improvements. New features such as grouping windows into tabs have been added, and new and improved widgets, effects, and configuration/ui changes are just some of the great things planned for SC 4.4.

What's in the Works

The Kubuntu Team are working on their own set of tools and new features for 10.04.

The Kubuntu Netbook Remix will come out of preview status. File sharing and toolpad configuration will be added. Better Firefox KDE integration is expected.

Known Issues

  • Plasma-netbook crashes on startup 495043

  • brltty warnings 491775

  • Ubiquity fails to start 494997

  • Autologin doesn't work 495057


We want to hear what you think about this Alpha. We want to know what works, as well as what does not. No matter the feedback, as long as it is in line with the Ubuntu Code of Conduct we would like to hear it.

So what are you waiting for, head on over to the Feedback Page and let us know!

LucidLynx/Alpha1/Kubuntu (last edited 2009-12-10 17:39:30 by host1743200198167)