Oneiric Ocelot Alpha 1 Released

Kate Stewart kate.stewart at
Thu Jun 2 19:44:01 UTC 2011

"Ocelot, ocelot, where are you now?
 Won't you come out to play?" - phish

Our Oneiric Ocelot (Ubuntu 11.10 Alpha 1) is poking its young head out
of the den, and looking for some developers and testers to play with.

Pre-releases of Oneiric Ocelot 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

Alpha 1 is the first in a series of milestone CD images that will be
released throughout the Oneiric 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 Oneiric.  You can
download them here: 
   (Ubuntu Desktop, Server, ARM)

Additional images are also available at: (Ubuntu
   Server Cloud and EC2)

Alpha 1 includes a number of software updates that are ready for wider
testing.  This is quite an early set of images, so you should expect
some bugs.  For a more detailed description of the changes in the Alpha
1 release and the known bugs (which can save you the effort of reporting
a duplicate bug, or help you find proven workarounds), please see:

If you're interested in following the changes as we further develop
Oneiric, we suggest that you subscribe initially to the
ubuntu-devel-announce list. This is a low-traffic list (a few posts a
week) carrying announcements of approved specifications, policy changes,
alpha releases, and other interesting events.


Kate Stewart, on behalf of the Ubuntu release team

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