Artful Aardvark (17.10) initial Release Candidate (RC) images are now available for testing. Help us make 17.10 the best release yet!
Note: This is an initial spin of the RC images. It is likely that at least one more rebuild will be done on Monday.
Adam Conrad from the Ubuntu release team list:
Today, I spun up a set of images for everyone with serial 20171015.
Those images are *not* final images (ISO volid and base-files are still
not set to their final values), intentionally, as we had some hiccups
with langpack uploads that are landing just now.
That said, we need as much testing as possible, bugs reported (and, if
you can, fixed), so we can turn around and have slightly more final
images produced on Monday morning. If we get no testing, we get no
fixing, so no time like the present to go bug-hunting.
The Kubuntu team will be releasing 17.10 on October 19, 2017.
This is an initial pre-release. Kubuntu RC pre-releases are NOT recommended for:
- Regular users who are not aware of pre-release issues
- Anyone who needs a stable system
- Anyone uncomfortable running a possibly frequently broken system
- Anyone in a production environment with data or workflows that need to be reliable
Kubuntu pre-releases are recommended for:
- Regular users who want to help us test by finding, reporting, and/or fixing bugs
- Kubuntu, KDE, and Qt developers
Getting Kubuntu 17.10 Intial Release Candidate:
To upgrade to Kubuntu 17.10 pre-releases from 17.04, run
sudo do-release-upgrade -d
from a command line.
Download a Bootable image and put it onto a DVD or USB Drive here:
http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/milestones/383/builds (the little CD icon)
See our release notes: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/Kubuntu
Please report any bugs on Launchpad using the commandline:
Check on IRC channels, Kubuntuforum or the Kubuntu mail lists if you don’t know the package name. Once the bug is reported on Launchpad, please link to it on the qatracker where you got your RC image. Join the community ISO testing party: https://community.ubuntu.com/t/ubuntu-17-10-community-iso-testing/458
KDE bugs (bugs in Plasma or KDE applications) are still filed at https://bugs.kde.org.