Precise Pangolin Alpha 2 Released!

Kate Stewart kate.stewart at
Thu Feb 2 20:27:28 UTC 2012

Welcome to Precise Pangolin Alpha 2, which will in time become 
Ubuntu 12.04.

Pre-releases of Precise Pangolin 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 2 is the second in a series of milestone images that 
will be released throughout the Precise development cycle.  

This is the first Ubuntu milestone release to include
images for the armhf architecture,  for the ARM CPUs using
the hard-float ABI. 

New packages showing up for the first time include:
   * Linux Kernel 3.2.2 (3.2.0-12.21)
   * Upstart 1.4  
   * Unity 5.0
   * LibreOffice 3.5 beta 2

You can download Alpha 2 images here: 
   (Ubuntu, Ubuntu Server)

Additional images are also available at: 
   (Ubuntu Cloud Server)
   (Ubuntu Core) 
   (Ubuntu Netboot)
   (Edubuntu DVD)

Alpha 2 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 2 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 12.04, 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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