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= New Features in Ubuntu = We’re preparing Kubuntu 12.10, the Quantal Quetzal, for distribution in October 2012. With this early Alpha pre-release, you can see what we are trying out in preparation for our next version. We have some interesting things happening, so read on for highlights and information.
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== Desktop Interface == '''NOTE:''' This is an alpha pre-release.
Kubuntu Pre-releases are NOT recommended for:
 * Regular users who are not aware of pre-release issues
 * Anyone who needs a stable system
 * Anyone uncomfortable running a possibly frequently broken system
 * Anyone in a production environment with data or workflows that need to be reliable
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 * There is a new way to quickly search and access any desktop application's and indicator's menu, called the "HUD". Tap the Alt key and enter some letters and words, and it will show the corresponding entries, including some fuzzy matching. Press enter to execute the action. This one is executed on the current focused application as well as all indicator facilities (like managing emails, sound list, quit…). Also it learns from your previous choices to make the search more and more accurate for you. Kubuntu Pre-releases ARE recommended for:
 * Regular users who want to help us test by finding, reporting, and/or fixing bugs
 * Kubuntu developers
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 * Nautilus quicklist support has been added to Unity launcher. = Getting Kubuntu 12.10 =
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 * The control-center's "User Interface" panel now allows users to easily configure some properties of Unity. ##== Upgrading from Previous Versions ==
##(is this supported yet?)
##To upgrade to Kubuntu 12.10 from previous releases, follow the [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/QuantalUpgrades|Upgrade Instructions]].
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== Desktop Applications == == Download a Disk Image ==
 * [[http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/quantal/alpha-1/|DVD/USB images for standard PCs/laptops/netbooks]]
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 * The default music player has been switched to Rhythmbox, which again includes the UbuntuOne music store. Instructions for burning the image to a DVD or USB flash drive can be found on the [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto|Burning ISO Howto]].
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 * LibreOffice has been updated to 3.5 beta 2.
 
 * Remmina with FreeRDP is the new standard remote desktop client, replacing Vinagre and rdesktop.
We recommend you learn how to [[https://wiki.kubuntu.org/HowToMD5SUM|check your image file]] so your pre-release is as it’s supposed to be. Compare your MD5 checksum with the correct ones found [[http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/precise/beta-1/MD5SUMS|alongside the images]].
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= Alpha 2 Highlights =
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== Software Center == == Software Updates ==
=== Plasma and Applications 4.9 Beta ===
[[attachment:desktop.jpg | {{attachment:desktop.jpg||width=400}}]]
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 * When installing new software through software-center, corresponding language support packages (translations, spell check modules particulat to that software, help files, etc.) are now installed along automatically. This removes the need to open "Language Support" after installing new software. [[http://www.kde.org/announcements/announce-4.9-beta2.php|The latest testing release of KDE's Plasma Workspaces and Applications]] brings new features and improvements all around. Highlights include further integration of QML, more twweaks and improvements to Dolphin, and enhanced integration of Activities for files, windows and other resources.
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== Ubuntu One == ##=== Muon Suite ===
=== Amarok 2.6.Beta 1 ===
{{http://amarok.kde.org/files/2.5.90-screenie.png||width=400}}
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 * ? The [[http://amarok.kde.org/en/releases/2.6/beta/|latest testing release]] of the famous music player brings new and improved features, including:
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<<Include(PrecisePangolin/ReleaseNotes/CommonInfrastructure, , from="^##StartPreciseReleaseNotesFeatures", to="##EndPreciseReleaseNotesFeatures")>>  * Revamped iPod and iPhone support
 * Transcoding support for media devices
 * [[http://archive.org/details/free-music-charts||Archive.org's Free Music Charts]] are now enabled by default
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= Known Issues = == New Additions ==
We have added some new tools to 12.10:
=== Skanlite ===
[[attachment:skanlite.png | {{attachment:skanlite.png||width=400}}]]
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<<Include(PrecisePangolin/ReleaseNotes/CommonInfrastructure, , from="^##StartPreciseReleaseNotesBugs", to="##EndPreciseReleaseNotesBugs")>> Skanlite is KDE's simple image scanning application
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== Graphics and Display == === Kamoso ===
[[attachment:kamoso.png | {{attachment:kamoso.png||width=400}}]]
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== Applications == Use your webcam to make video recordings or snapshot photos using Kamoso. Its simple interface makes it very easy to use.
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= Changes since 11.10 = == New For Testing ==
We are testing out some different default software selections. Please help us test them to help determine if these choices are worthy of inclusion or not.
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== CD Image ==
 * New Packages
 * Version Changes
 * Removed Packages
=== Calligra Suite ===
[[attachment:calligra.png | {{attachment:calligra.png||width=400}}]]
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== Alternate Image ==
 * New Packages
 * Version Changes
 * Removed Packages
We are experimenting with offering the KDE Office Suite as the default in 12.10. Users are encouraged to try it out and provide feedback for this.
=== LightDM-KDE ===
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== DVD Image ==
 * New Packages
 * Version Changes
 * Removed Packages
{{http://agateau.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/classic.png||width=400}}

We are replacing KDM with Lightdm,

=== KDE Telepthy ===

[[attachment:ktp.png | {{attachment:ktp.png||width=200}}]]

Telepathy-KDE replaces the unmaintained Kopete as the default IM client. 0.4 brings new video and chat log support

= Known Problems =

= Feedback =

We want to hear your opinions on this beta.
 * Do we “Ama'''rok'''”?
 * Did a feature make or break your day?
 * What do you flat-out dislike?

Take a look at the [[http://www.ubuntu.com/community/conduct|Ubuntu Code of Conduct]], try Kubuntu 12.04 Beta 1 and head on over to the [[QuantalQuetzal/Alpha2/Kubuntu/Feedback|Feedback Page]]. Your input is an invaluable resource, so do take the time to write down your thoughts and let us know what you think!

We’re preparing Kubuntu 12.10, the Quantal Quetzal, for distribution in October 2012. With this early Alpha pre-release, you can see what we are trying out in preparation for our next version. We have some interesting things happening, so read on for highlights and information.

NOTE: This is an alpha pre-release. Kubuntu Pre-releases are NOT recommended for:

  • Regular users who are not aware of pre-release issues
  • Anyone who needs a stable system
  • Anyone uncomfortable running a possibly frequently broken system
  • Anyone in a production environment with data or workflows that need to be reliable

Kubuntu Pre-releases ARE recommended for:

  • Regular users who want to help us test by finding, reporting, and/or fixing bugs
  • Kubuntu developers

Getting Kubuntu 12.10

Download a Disk Image

Instructions for burning the image to a DVD or USB flash drive can be found on the Burning ISO Howto.

We recommend you learn how to check your image file so your pre-release is as it’s supposed to be. Compare your MD5 checksum with the correct ones found alongside the images.

Alpha 2 Highlights

Software Updates

Plasma and Applications 4.9 Beta

attachment:desktop.jpg

The latest testing release of KDE's Plasma Workspaces and Applications brings new features and improvements all around. Highlights include further integration of QML, more twweaks and improvements to Dolphin, and enhanced integration of Activities for files, windows and other resources.

Amarok 2.6.Beta 1

http://amarok.kde.org/files/2.5.90-screenie.png

The latest testing release of the famous music player brings new and improved features, including:

New Additions

We have added some new tools to 12.10:

Skanlite

attachment:skanlite.png

Skanlite is KDE's simple image scanning application

Kamoso

attachment:kamoso.png

Use your webcam to make video recordings or snapshot photos using Kamoso. Its simple interface makes it very easy to use.

New For Testing

We are testing out some different default software selections. Please help us test them to help determine if these choices are worthy of inclusion or not.

Calligra Suite

attachment:calligra.png

We are experimenting with offering the KDE Office Suite as the default in 12.10. Users are encouraged to try it out and provide feedback for this.

LightDM-KDE

http://agateau.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/classic.png

We are replacing KDM with Lightdm,

KDE Telepthy

attachment:ktp.png

Telepathy-KDE replaces the unmaintained Kopete as the default IM client. 0.4 brings new video and chat log support

Known Problems

Feedback

We want to hear your opinions on this beta.

  • Do we “Amarok”?

  • Did a feature make or break your day?
  • What do you flat-out dislike?

Take a look at the Ubuntu Code of Conduct, try Kubuntu 12.04 Beta 1 and head on over to the Feedback Page. Your input is an invaluable resource, so do take the time to write down your thoughts and let us know what you think!

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