Karmic Alpha 6 released
steve.langasek at ubuntu.com
Thu Sep 17 22:20:03 BST 2009
Hello Ubuntu developers,
Welcome to Karmic Koala Alpha 6, which will in time become Ubuntu 9.10.
Pre-releases of Karmic 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 that will be
released throughout the Karmic 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 Karmic. You can download it here:
http://uec-images.ubuntu.com/releases/karmic/alpha-6/ (Ubuntu Server for UEC and EC2)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ports/releases/karmic/alpha-6/ (Ubuntu ARM)
See http://wiki.ubuntu.com/Mirrors for a list of mirrors.
Alpha 6 includes a number of software updates that are ready for large-scale
testing. This is an early set of images so you should expect some bugs; in
particular, there are a number of known issues related to recent boot
performance changes that will be fixed between now and the Ubuntu 9.10 Beta.
For a list of known bugs that you don't need to report if you encounter, and
that you might want to pay close attention to before upgrading, please see:
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