Testing Quetzal Alpha-3

Apologies for the long gap in posts; among other things I have been testing the Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha-3 ISO images. The Ubuntu-QA team led by Nicholas Skaggs continues to do sterling work getting the Quantal Quetzal ready for launch.

"Interesting things in this release are the new software-properties manager, as well as the final 3.5 kernel. Previous issues with hardware, suspend/resume and graphics should all be watched out for with the new kernel. Additionally, the Ubiquity installer is starting to land new code as the new features to support dropping the alternate isos are landed, and should be tested."

The technical overview for Alpha 3 shows it's still a work in progress, but lists some of the changes found in these isos.

Updated packages/components include:
  • Linux Kernel 3.5
  • LibreOffice 3.6.2 RC
  • Firefox 15 Beta
  • GNOME 3.5.4

Ubuntu 12.10 final is scheduled for release on October 18th. The first beta is expected on September 6th. RC