Intrepid Alpha 6 released

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at
Fri Sep 19 00:09:36 BST 2008

Hello Ubuntu developers,

Welcome to Intrepid Ibex Alpha-6, which will in time become Ubuntu 8.10.

Pre-releases of Intrepid 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 developers and
those who want to help in testing, reporting, and fixing bugs.

Alpha 6 is the sixth in a series of milestone CD images released throughout
the Intrepid development cycle. The Alpha images are known to be reasonably
free of showstopper CD build or installer bugs, while representing a very
recent snapshot of Intrepid. You can download it here: (Ubuntu) (Ubuntu Education Edition) (Kubuntu) (Xubuntu) (UbuntuStudio)

See for a list of mirrors.

Alpha 6 includes a number of software updates that are ready for large-scale
testing.  Please refer to for
information on changes in Ubuntu.

This is an early set of images, so you should expect some bugs.  For a list
of known bugs (that you don't need to report if you encounter), please see:

If you're interested in following the changes as we further develop
Intrepid, have a look at the intrepid-changes mailing list:

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if you're interested in following Ubuntu development. This is a
low-traffic list (a few posts a week) carrying announcements of
approved specifications, policy changes, alpha releases, and other
interesting events.

Bug reports should go to the Ubuntu bug tracker:

Steve Langasek
On behalf of the Ubuntu release team

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