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= New Features in Kubuntu = We’re preparing Ubuntu GNOME 13.10, the Saucy Salamander, for distribution in October 2013. With this initial Beta 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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This release of Kubuntu is a Long Term Support release that contains many new [[http://www.kubuntu.org/feature-tour|features]]. '''NOTE:''' This is an beta pre-release.
Ubuntu GNOME 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

Uubuntu GNOME Pre-releases ARE recommended for:
 * Regular users who want to help us test by finding, reporting, and/or fixing bugs
 * Ubuntu GNOME developers

= Getting Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 Beta 1 =

== Download a Disk Image ==
 * [[http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-gnome/releases/saucy/beta-1/|Bootable images for standard PCs/laptops/netbooks]]

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]].

We recommend you learn how to [[https://wiki.ubuntu.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/ubuntu-gnome/releases/saucy/beta-1/MD5SUMS|alongside the images]].

= Beta 1 Highlights =

== Software Updates ==

 * Most of GNOME 3.8 is now included. See the [[https://help.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/3.8/ | GNOME release notes]] for more details.

 * The Plymouth bootloader theme and login screen have been updated with our [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGNOME/Artwork/Incoming/Saucy/|new logo]] designed by [[https://launchpad.net/~aldomann|Alfredo Hernández]].

 * The new GNOME Classic session is included. To try it, choose it from the Sessions option on the login screen.

 * Ubuntu Online Accounts is no longer included by default (Bug:1040193). If you'd like to install it, install gnome-control-center-signon, evolution-data-server-uoa, and whichever of the account-plugin-* packages you want to use.

== Infrastructure ==

=== Linux Kernel ===
The Beta 1 Saucy Salamander snapshot includes the [[https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/saucy/+source/linux/3.11.0-4.9 |3.11.0.4 Ubuntu Linux kernel]] which is based on the the upstream [[http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/linux-3.11.tar.bz2|v3.11-rc7 Linux kernel]]. The 3.11 release contains support for KVM and Xen virtualization on 64-bit ARM (AArch64) hardware. There has also been significant progress on making PCI support not be tied to SoC-specific code but to make PCI host controller drivers for ARM work as loadable kernel modules.
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== Kubuntu Active == = Known Problems =
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Info on the tablet support... == Ubuntu GNOME Desktop ==
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== Kubuntu Applications ==  * Installer slideshow needs to be updated (Bug:1154715)
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Info on package updates... <<Include(SaucySalamander/Beta1/CommonInfrastructure, , from="^##StartSaucyReleaseBugs", to="##EndSaucyReleaseBugs")>>
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Plasma and KDE Applications 4.8.2 updates have been included. = Feedback =
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<<Include(PrecisePangolin/ReleaseNotes/CommonInfrastructure, , from="^##StartPreciseReleaseNotesFeatures", to="##EndPreciseReleaseNotesFeatures")>> Development of Ubuntu Gnome 13.10, the Saucy Salamander is ongoing and bugs are fixed every day. Before reporting bugs, please ensure your system is up to date. For verifying installation related bugs, updated disk images are available from [[http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-gnome/daily-live/current/|Daily bootable images for standard PCs/laptops/netbooks]].
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= Installation = You can contact us at:
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== Overview ==  * Mailing List: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-gnome
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Preparing your computer for Kubuntu is now much simpler, with a wider range of disk setup options. Each of these are detailed at length to provide you with a clear understanding of the actions that will take place with your selection.  * IRC: #ubuntu-gnome on the freenode network
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You can now reinstall or upgrade an existing copy of Kubuntu with the Desktop CD installer, provided that your computer is connected to the Internet.

== Download ==

Kbuntu 12.04 images can be downloaded from:
  * http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/precise/ (Kubuntu)
  * http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu-active/releases/precise/ (Kubuntu Active)


== System Requirements ==

The minimum memory requirement for Ubuntu 12.04 is 384 MB of memory for Kubuntu. Note that some of your system's memory may be unavailable due to being used by the graphics card. If your computer has only the minimum amount of memory, the installation process will take longer than normal; however, it will complete successfully, and the system will perform adequately once installed.

'''TODO: Riddell/ScottK - can you check that the above is accurate.'''

Systems with less memory may be able to select "Install Kubuntu" from the boot menu to run just the installer, rather than the whole desktop, or may be able to use the alternate install CD.


= Upgrading =

== Upgrading from Kubuntu 11.10 ==

To [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PreciseUpgrades/Kubuntu|upgrade from Kubuntu 11.10]] on a desktop system, press Alt+F2 and type in "kubuntu-devel-release-upgrade" (without the quotes) into the command box. The update tool should start up, and after typing in your password, you should see: "Upgrading Kubuntu to version 12.04". Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.

== Upgrading from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ==

To [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PreciseUpgrades/Kubuntu/10.04LTS|upgrade from Kubuntu 10.04 LTS]] on a desktop system, press Alt-F2 and type:
 {{kdesudo "do-release-upgrade -m desktop -f kde -d"}}
The update tool should start up, and after typing in your password, you should see: "Upgrading Kubuntu to version 12.04". Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.

== Upgrading from Other Releases ==

Users of other Kubuntu releases need to upgrade first to 11.10, and then to 12.04.

For further information on upgrading to 11.10, please see the [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OneiricUpgrades/Kubuntu| Kubuntu Oneiric upgrade instructions ]].


= Known Issues =

== Graphics and Display ==

== Applications ==

<<Include(PrecisePangolin/ReleaseNotes/CommonInfrastructure, , from="^##StartPreciseReleaseNotesBugs", to="##EndPreciseReleaseNotesBugs")>>


= Changes since 11.10 =

 * CD Images: [[PrecisePangolin/ReleaseNotes/KubuntuDesktop/KubuntuCDNew|New Packages]], [[PrecisePangolin/ReleaseNotes/KubuntuDesktop/KubuntuCDVersion|Version Changes]], [[PrecisePangolin/ReleaseNotes/KubuntuDesktop/KubuntuCDRemoved|Removed Packages]]

 * Alternate Images: [[PrecisePangolin/ReleaseNotes/KubuntuDesktop/KubuntuAltNew|New Packages]],[[PrecisePangolin/ReleaseNotes/KubuntuDesktop/KubuntuAltVersion|Version Changes]],[[PrecisePangolin/ReleaseNotes/KubuntuDesktop/KubuntuAltRemoved|Removed Packages]]

 * DVD Images: [[PrecisePangolin/ReleaseNotes/KubuntuDesktop/KubuntuDVDNew|New Packages]],[[PrecisePangolin/ReleaseNotes/KubuntuDesktop/KubuntuDVDVersion|Version Changes]], [[PrecisePangolin/ReleaseNotes/KubuntuDesktop/KubuntuDVDRemoved|Removed Packages]]


= Changes since 10.04 LTS =
 
 * CD Images: [[PrecisePangolin/ReleaseNotes/KubuntuDesktop/KubuntuLTSCDNew|New Packages]], [[PrecisePangolin/ReleaseNotes/KubuntuDesktop/KubuntuLTSCDVersion|Version Changes]], [[PrecisePangolin/ReleaseNotes/KubuntuDesktop/KubuntulTSCDRemoved|Removed Packages]]

 * Alternate Images: [[PrecisePangolin/ReleaseNotes/KubuntuDesktop/KubuntulTSAltNew|New Packages]],[[PrecisePangolin/ReleaseNotes/KubuntuDesktop/KubuntuLTSAltVersion|Version Changes]],[[PrecisePangolin/ReleaseNotes/KubuntuDesktop/KubuntuLTSAltRemoved|Removed Packages]]

 * DVD Images: [[PrecisePangolin/ReleaseNotes/KubuntuDesktop/KubuntuLTSDVDNew|New Packages]],[[PrecisePangolin/ReleaseNotes/KubuntuDesktop/KubuntuLTSDVDVersion|Version Changes]], [[PrecisePangolin/ReleaseNotes/KubuntuDesktop/KubuntuLTSDVDRemoved|Removed Packages]]

= Support =

 * 5 year, [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LTS|LTS]].
##Website: http://ubuntugnome.org
##No need to confuse the users and add more contact, the most important two channels are listed above :)

We’re preparing Ubuntu GNOME 13.10, the Saucy Salamander, for distribution in October 2013. With this initial Beta 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 beta pre-release. Ubuntu GNOME 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

Uubuntu GNOME Pre-releases ARE recommended for:

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

Getting Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 Beta 1

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.

Beta 1 Highlights

Software Updates

  • Most of GNOME 3.8 is now included. See the GNOME release notes for more details.

  • The Plymouth bootloader theme and login screen have been updated with our new logo designed by Alfredo Hernández.

  • The new GNOME Classic session is included. To try it, choose it from the Sessions option on the login screen.
  • Ubuntu Online Accounts is no longer included by default (1040193). If you'd like to install it, install gnome-control-center-signon, evolution-data-server-uoa, and whichever of the account-plugin-* packages you want to use.

Infrastructure

Linux Kernel

The Beta 1 Saucy Salamander snapshot includes the 3.11.0.4 Ubuntu Linux kernel which is based on the the upstream v3.11-rc7 Linux kernel. The 3.11 release contains support for KVM and Xen virtualization on 64-bit ARM (AArch64) hardware. There has also been significant progress on making PCI support not be tied to SoC-specific code but to make PCI host controller drivers for ARM work as loadable kernel modules.

Known Problems

Ubuntu GNOME Desktop

  • Installer slideshow needs to be updated (1154715)

Installation and Updates

  • The standalone installer has several extra top panels (1207890)

  • The desktop image installer cannot unlock existing encrypted (LUKS) volumes. If you need to make use of existing encrypted volumes during partitioning, then use the "Try Ubuntu without installing" boot option to start a live session, open the encrypted volumes (for example, by clicking on their icons in the Unity launcher), enter your password when prompted to unlock them, close them again, and run ubiquity to start the installer. (1066480)

  • ARM OMAP4 machines will sometimes boot to a black screen during installation. It's likely that the system has booted fine, but you will need to switch to another tty then back to tty7 (Ctrl+Alt+F1 and then Alt+F7) to get graphics. (1065902)

  • On a mac with an external display can not run in framebuffer mode error occurs on the 2nd reboot onwards. (1066883)

  • When using installer to upgrade or reinstall an existing installation with encrypted swap, the installer may fail to reuse the partition. A warning will be shown, however the installation can be completed. The installed system will not have swap activated and users are advised to recreate swap on their systems. Please see advice about adding and activating swap at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SwapFaq (1172002)

  • Installs on very small memory systems may fail to start or exit without completing with no error. It is recommended that swap be created before install for such systems. Please see advice about adding and activating swap at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SwapFaq (1172161)

  • In rare circumstances the 'Next' button on the installer 'Install Type' screen is non-functional. This is intermittent and may be resolved by hitting 'Back' and retrying. (1172572)

Kernel

  • On some systems, when opening lid, there is a kerneloops with a suspend/resume failure message seen. (1054732)

Networking

  • In order to improve compatibility with other local nameserver packages, NetworkManager now assigns IP address 127.0.1.1 to the local nameserver process that it controls instead of 127.0.0.1. If the system's /etc/resolv.conf is absent or is a static file instead of the symbolic link to ../run/resolvconf/resolv.conf installed by default then this static file will have to be updated by the administrator in order to continue using the NetworkManager-controlled nameserver.

Feedback

Development of Ubuntu Gnome 13.10, the Saucy Salamander is ongoing and bugs are fixed every day. Before reporting bugs, please ensure your system is up to date. For verifying installation related bugs, updated disk images are available from Daily bootable images for standard PCs/laptops/netbooks.

You can contact us at:

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