13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Beta 1 Released!

Stéphane Graber stgraber at ubuntu.com
Thu Mar 14 20:40:34 UTC 2013

Welcome to the Raring Ringtail Beta 1 release, which will in time
become the 13.04 release.

This alpha features images for Edubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, UbuntuKylin,
Ubuntu Cloud, Ubuntu Studio and Xubuntu.

At the end of the 12.10 development cycle, the Ubuntu desktop and server
flavours decided that they would reduce the number of milestone images
going forward and the focus would concentrate on daily quality and
fortnightly testing rounds known as cadence testing.  Based on that
change, the Ubuntu products themselves will not have a Beta 1 release.
Its first milestone release will be the FinalBetaRelease on the 28th of
March 2013. Other Ubuntu flavours have the option to release using the
usual milestone schedule.

Pre-releases of Raring Ringtail 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 as we work towards getting
this release ready.

Beta 1 is the third in a series of milestone images that will be
released throughout the Raring development cycle, in addition to
our daily development images.  The Beta images are known to be
reasonably free of showstopper CD build or installer bugs, while
representing a very recent snapshot of Raring.  You can download
them here:

 - Edubuntu
  Announcement: http://www.edubuntu.org/news/13.04-beta1
  Download: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/raring/beta-1/

 - Kubuntu
  Announcement: https://wiki.kubuntu.org/RaringRingtail/Beta1/Kubuntu
  Download: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/raring/beta-1/

 - Lubuntu
  Download: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/raring/beta-1/

 - UbuntuKylin
  Download: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntukylin/releases/raring/beta-1

 - Ubuntu Server Cloud
  Download: http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/releases/raring/beta-1/

 - Ubuntu Studio
  Notes: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RaringRingtail/Beta1/UbuntuStudio

 - Xubuntu
  Announcement: http://xubuntu.org/news/raring-beta1
  Download: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/raring/beta-1/

Beta 1 includes a number of software updates that are ready for wider
testing.  This is an early set of images, so you should expect
some bugs.  For a more detailed description of the changes in the Beta
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
Raring, 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.


Stéphane Graber, on behalf of the Ubuntu release team

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