"I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success... such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything."
- - Nikola Tesla
The second alpha of the Wily Werewolf (to become 15.10) has now been released!
This alpha features images for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Kylin and the Ubuntu Cloud images.
Pre-releases of the Wily Werewolf are *not* encouraged for anyone needing a stable system or anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional, even frequent breakage. They are, however, recommended for Ubuntu flavor developers and those who want to help in testing, reporting and fixing bugs as we work towards getting this release ready.
Alpha 2 includes a number of software updates that are ready for wider testing. This is quite an early set of images, so you should expect some bugs.
While these Alpha 2 images have been tested and work, except as noted in the release notes, Ubuntu developers are continuing to improve the Wily Werewolf. In particular, once newer daily images are available, system installation bugs identified in the Alpha 2 installer should be verified against the current daily image before being reported in Launchpad. Using an obsolete image to re-report bugs that have already been fixed wastes your time and the time of developers who are busy trying to make 15.10 the best Ubuntu release yet. Always ensure your system is up to date before reporting bugs.
- Kubuntu uses KDE software and now features the new Plasma 5 desktop. The Alpha-2 images can be downloaded from:
- Lubuntu is a flavour of Ubuntu based on LXDE and focused on providing a very lightweight distribution. The Alpha 2 images can be downloaded from:
- Ubuntu MATE is a flavour of Ubuntu featuring the MATE desktop environment for people who just want to get stuff done. The Alpha-2 images can be downloaded from:
- Ubuntu Kylin is a flavour of Ubuntu that is more suitable for Chinese users. The Alpha-2 images can be downloaded from:
- Ubuntu Cloud images can be run on Amazon EC2, Openstack, SmartOS and many other clouds. The Alpha-2 images can be downloaded from:
Regular daily images for Ubuntu can be found at:
If you're interested in following the changes as we further develop Wily, we suggest that you subscribe to the ubuntu-devel-announce list. This is a low-traffic list (a few posts a week) carrying announcements of approved specifications, policy changes, alpha releases and other interesting events.
A big thank you to the developers and testers for their efforts to pull together this Alpha release!
On behalf of Ubuntu Release Team, Martin Wimpress.