The Ubuntu Team has announced the first beta release of Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak, feathers images for Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio.
This pre-release includes the v4.4 kernel, LibreOffice 5.2, and a number of software updates that are ready for wider testing. These images are still under development, so you should expect some bugs.
Ubuntu 16.10 Beta 1 Release Highlights:
Lubuntu still uses LXDE since LXQT is still in development.
Ubuntu GNOME 16.10:
includes GNOME 3.20
Select apps have been updated to their GNOME 3.22 Beta 1 (3.21.90) versions.
GTK 3 version of LibreOffice 5.2 by default.
GNOME’s Initial Setup utility is included and enabled.
Empathy is no longer installed by default for new installs.
The new Characters character map utility is installed by default.
The experimental wayland session is included.
Ubuntu Kylin 16.04 fixed many internationalization and localization bugs.
Ubuntu MATE 16.10:
Migrated to GTK 3.20
Updated to MATE Dock Applet 0.74
Updated many MATE packages for improved GTK 3.20 support
Removed MATE Heads-Up Display (HUD)
Ubuntu Studio 16.04 included dgedit, drumgizmo, gpick, calibre, pdf-shuffler, plume-creator. Replaced recordmydesktop with vokoscreen, and gnome-color-manager with dispcalgui. Also an updated list of packages included.
Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak now reaches the Alpha 2 release, features images for Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE and Ubuntu Kylin.
The second alpha of the Yakkety Yak (to become 16.10) has now been released!
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 bugs.
Ubuntu 16.10 Alpha 2 release highlights:
This Yakkety Yak snapshot still includes the v4.4 kernel
Lubuntu still uses LXDE since LXQt is still in development
MATE Tweak adds option to enable Heads-Up Display (HUD)