Lucid Alpha 3 released

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at
Thu Feb 25 19:58:46 GMT 2010

Welcome to Lucid Lynx Alpha 3, which will in time become Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.

Pre-releases of Lucid 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 3 is the third in a series of milestone CD images that will be
released throughout the Lucid 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 Lucid. You can download it here: (Ubuntu) (Ubuntu Server for UEC and EC2) (Kubuntu) (Xubuntu) (Edubuntu) (Mythbuntu) (Ubuntu Studio)

See for a list of mirrors.

Alpha 3 includes a number of software updates that are ready for wider
testing.  Please refer to for
information on changes in Ubuntu.

NOTE: if you installed Lucid prior to Alpha 3, you may have libmysqlclient16
7.0.9-1 installed. This package was present in the Ubuntu archive by mistake
and was retracted, but because it has a later version number than the real
libmysqlclient16 package, the real package will not be installed
automatically on upgrade. To ensure that you have the official package
installed on your Lucid system and will receive security support for it
throughout Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, please run:

   sudo apt-get install libmysqlclient16/lucid

and follow the instructions.

This is quite 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

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

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Bug reports should go to the Ubuntu bug tracker:

Steve Langasek
On behalf of the Ubuntu release team

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