We’re preparing UbuntuKylin 13.04 for final release in late April 2013. With this beta pre-release, which is now available for download and testing, you can see what we are trying out in preparation for our first ever release.

NOTE: This is an Beta pre-release. UbuntuKylin 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

UbuntuKylin Pre-releases ARE recommended for:

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

If you have any questions, you are welcome to talk to us at <ubuntukylin-members AT lists DOT launchpad DOT net> or our forum.

Getting UbuntuKylin 13.04 Beta 2

This has finally landed:

UbuntuKylin Features

Besides the default UbuntuKylin theme, it comes with the following features:

Unity Music Scope for China

A very convenient music search in the dash to help you find the latest, hottest Chinese songs.


China Weather Indicator

More accurate weather information for China cities, with PM2.5 data (air pollution index) that's crucial to every Chinese citizen and detailed weather forecast.


Chinese Calendar

Easy to use, authoritative Chinese calendar, contains the traditional lunar calendar and the Gregorian calendar, facilitates inquiries of public holidays, familiar to Chinese citizens.


Fcitx Input Method

Fcitx is used as the default input method, support cloud Pinyin input and more intelligent word association.


Changes since Beta 1

  • indicator-china-weather
    • change PM2.5 api (LP: #1152853, #1160662).
  • chinese-calendar
    • fix bug for saving note (LP: #1159732, #1160149).
  • fcitx
    • set as default, and remove ibus.
  • theme
    • update some layouts and slideshow (LP: #1160384, #1160721).

UbuntuKylin/1304-beta-2-ReleaseNote (last edited 2013-04-17 15:06:53 by anthonywong)