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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 17.04.

What's new in Ubuntu Kylin 17.04

We are glad to announce the Release of Ubuntu Kylin 17.04 (codename ZestyZapus). In this 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.

Changes since 16.10

This release is based on 4.10 linux kernel.

The core applications have been updated to their latest versions:

  • LibreOffice 5.3

  • Apps provided by GNOME have been updated to 3.24. Exceptions are the Nautilus file manager (3.20), Terminal (3.20), Evolution (3.22), and Software (3.22).

gconf is no longer installed by default since it has long been superseded by gsettings. Note that statistics and preferences for the Aisleriot card games will be reset when upgrading to 17.04.

We have also released foxitreader 1.0.1 . It is not included in the image by default, but you can install it easily from the Ubuntu Kylin Software Center.



The Release ISO can be downloaded from here.

Known Issues

Below is the list of prominent bugs that are existing in 17.04:

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

  • Unable to switch from English inputting to Chinese inputting in the homepage of Dash.(LP: #1550103)

  • The Fcitx input method only existing the input method enngine of “pinyin” by default.(LP: #1612129)

  • The system settings panel crash after click "Text Entry-->"system settings " twice times.(LP: #1569110)

  • Chinese-calendar - Problems brought by Touch screen.(LP: #1559042)

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

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 17.04 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.