Yakkety Yak Alpha 2 Released

Simon Quigley tsimonq2 at ubuntu.com
Thu Jul 28 11:53:46 UTC 2016

"My clarinet sounded like an apoplectic yak. For the brief days I blew
the trumpet, a hostile-sounding pig snorted along in jerky fits and
starts with the rest of the irritated band."

   ― Karen Marie Moning

The second alpha of the Yakkety Yak (to become 16.10) has now been

This milestone features images for Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE and Ubuntu Kylin.

Pre-releases of the Yakkety Yak 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 flavor developers and those who want to help in testing,
reporting and fixing bugs as we work towards getting this release ready.

Alpha 2 includes a number of software updates that are ready for wider
testing. This is still an early set of images, so you should expect some

While these Alpha 2 images have been tested and work, except as noted in
the release notes, Ubuntu developers are continuing to improve the
Yakkety Yak. In particular, once newer daily images are available,
system installation bugs identified in the Alpha 2 installer should be
verified against the current daily image before being reported in
Launchpad. Using an obsolete image to re-report bugs that have already
been fixed wastes your time and the time of developers who are busy
trying to make 16.10 the best Ubuntu release yet. Always ensure your
system is up to date before reporting bugs.

  Lubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu based on LXDE and focused on providing
  a very lightweight distribution.

  The Lubuntu 16.10 Alpha 2 images can be downloaded from:

    * http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/yakkety/alpha-2/

  More information about Lubuntu 16.10 Alpha 2 can be found here:

    * https://wiki.ubuntu.com/YakketyYak/Alpha2/Lubuntu

Ubuntu MATE:
  Ubuntu MATE is a flavor of Ubuntu featuring the MATE desktop
  environment for people who just want to get stuff done.

  The Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Alpha 2 images can be downloaded from:

    * http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-mate/releases/yakkety/alpha-2/

  More information about Ubuntu MATE 16.10 Alpha 2 can be found here:

    * https://wiki.ubuntu.com/YakketyYak/Alpha2/UbuntuMATE

Ubuntu Kylin:
  Ubuntu Kylin is a flavor of Ubuntu that is more suitable for
  Chinese users.

  The Ubuntu Kylin 16.10 Alpha 2 images can be downloaded from:

    * http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntukylin/releases/yakkety/alpha-2/

  More information about Ubuntu Kylin 16.10 Alpha 2 can be found here:

    * https://wiki.ubuntu.com/YakketyYak/Alpha2/UbuntuKylin

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

  * http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-devel-announce

A big thank you to the developers and testers for their efforts to pull
together this Alpha release!

On behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team,

Simon Quigley

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