"I am Groot."
- - Groot
The first beta of the Wily Werewolf (to become 15.10) has now been released!
This beta features images for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Xubuntu 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.
Beta 1 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 Beta 1 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 Beta 1 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 Kubuntu 15.10 Beta 1 images can be downloaded from:
- Lubuntu is a flavour of Ubuntu based on LXDE and focused on providing a very lightweight distribution. The Lubuntu 15.10 Beta 1 images can be downloaded from:
- Ubuntu GNOME is a flavour of Ubuntu featuring the GNOME3 desktop environment. The Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 Beta 1 images can be downloaded from:
- Ubuntu Kylin is a flavour of Ubuntu that is more suitable for Chinese users. The Ubuntu Kylin 15.10 Beta 1 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 Ubuntu MATE 15.10 Beta 1 images can be downloaded from:
- Xubuntu is a flavour of Ubuntu shipping with the XFCE desktop environment. The Xubuntu 15.10 Beta 1 images can be downloaded from:
- Ubuntu Cloud images can be run on Amazon EC2, Openstack, SmartOS and many other clouds. The Ubuntu Cloud 15.10 Beta 1 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, beta releases and other interesting events.
A big thank you to the developers and testers for their efforts to pull together this Beta release!
On behalf of Ubuntu Release Team, Martin Wimpress.