What is Ubuntu Kylin ?

The objective of the Ubuntu Kylin project is to create a variant of Ubuntu that is more suitable for Chinese users. We are committed to provide you with a delicate, thoughtful and fully customized Chinese user experience out-of-the-box. For instance, by providing a desktop user interface localized in Chinese and installing common software that Chinese users commonly use by default. Ubuntu Kylin has been a formal member of the Ubuntu family, since Ubuntu Kylin 13.04. Now, we are working on 16.04.

What's new in Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 Alpha 2

We are glad to announce the Release of Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 (codename XenialXerus) Alpha 2. In this pre-release, we have fixed many internationalization and localization bugs in Ubuntu itself and bugs in software written by the Ubuntu Kylin team. All the work that Ubuntu Kylin team do is within the Ubuntu community and ecosystem and as such they are flowed back to Ubuntu itself naturally and everyone using Ubuntu can benefit the result of our work.

Note: this is an alpha pre-release, which is not suitable for normal users, but for Ubuntu Kylin developers and users who want to help us test by finding, reporting, and fixing bugs.

Changes since 15.10

Besides a plethora of bugs fixed in this milestone, several Ubuntu Kylin specific packages have also been updated:

  • ubuntukylin-theme updated to 1.5.0
    • change the unity-greeter's logo for Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 (LP: #1536497)
    • change the Plymouth text for Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 (LP: #1536496)
  • ubuntukylin-default-settings updated to 1.3.12
    • Change the Version Number for UK16.04 in the page of "About This Computer (LP: #1530332 )
    • open remote search for dash
  • ubuntu-kylin-software-center, updated to 1.3.7
    • can't start uksc without giving password at uksc first time start when update "source.list". ( LP: #1535550 )
    • no update progress when first time start uksc and update the "source.list".( LP: #1535548 )
  • youker-assistant, updated to 2.0.6
    • Deal with org.gnome.settings-daemon.peripherals.touchpad.
    • Replace psutil.get_process_list with psutil.process_iter.
    • Optimized scan display interface.
    • Remove processmanager.
  • indicator-china-weather, updated to 2.1.4
    • Rewrite UI with css.



The Alpha 2 ISO can be downloaded from here.

Known Issues

Below is the list of prominent bugs that are existing in Alpha 2:

  • The input box for IP doesn't appear correctly in the edit window of Wired connection.(LP: #1530323)

  • The CandidateView of Chinese input method obscured by the Dash page.(LP: #1465512)

  • "Desktop" is not localized in live mode.(LP: #1306866)

  • Plymouth does not display the graphical boot splash.(LP: #1370707)

  • The slideshow needs to be updated for UK16.04.(LP: #1538925)

  • The default wallpaper needs to be updated for UK16.04.(LP: #1538929)

For issues related to Ubuntu itself, please refer to the Ubuntu project at Launchpad.


Thanks to everyone involving in the development of Ubuntu Kylin, the success of Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 would the result of our joint efforts. If you want to be a contributor of Ubuntu Kylin,see: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuKylin/NewContributorGuide and https://developer.ubuntukylin.com.

XenialXerus/Alpha2/UbuntuKylin (last edited 2016-01-28 14:37:19 by zctgbhu)