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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. 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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'''NOTE:''' This is an alpha pre-release.
Kubuntu Pre-releases are NOT recommended for:
'''NOTE:''' This is an beta pre-release.
Ubuntu GNOME Pre-releases are NOT recommended for:
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Kubuntu Pre-releases ARE recommended for: Uubuntu GNOME Pre-releases ARE recommended for:
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 * Kubuntu developers  * Ubuntu GNOME developers
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= Getting Kubuntu 12.10 =

##== 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]].
= Getting Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 Beta 1 =
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 * [[http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/quantal/alpha-1/|DVD/USB images for standard PCs/laptops/netbooks]]  * [[http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-gnome/releases/saucy/beta-1/|Bootable images for standard PCs/laptops/netbooks]]
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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]]. 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]].
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= Alpha 2 Highlights = = Beta 1 Highlights =
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=== Plasma and Applications 4.9 Beta ===
=== 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:  * 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.
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 * 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
 * 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]].
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== New Additions ==
We have added some new tools to 12.10:
=== Skanlite ===
Skanlite is a full-featured image scanning tool
=== Kamoso ===
Use your webcam to make video recordings or snapshot photos using Kamoso
 * The new GNOME Classic session is included. To try it, choose it from the Sessions option on the login screen.
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== 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.
 * 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.
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=== Calligra Suite === == Infrastructure ==
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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 ===
=== 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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{{http://agateau.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/classic.png||width=400}}

We are replacing KDM with Lightdm

=== KDE Telepthy ===

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

 * Installer slideshow needs to be updated (Bug:1154715)

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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?
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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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! You can contact us at:

 * Mailing List: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-gnome

 * IRC: #ubuntu-gnome on the freenode network

##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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