Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 1 released
Posted on: 05/14/2009 03:19 PM

Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 1 has been released. Here the full announcement:

Welcome to Karmic Koala Alpha 1, which will in time become Ubuntu 9.10.

Pre-releases of Karmic 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.

Alpha 1 is the first in a series of milestone CD images that will be released throughout the Karmic development cycle. The Alpha images are known to be reasonably free of showstopper CD build or installer bugs, while representing a very recent snapshot of Karmic. You can download it here:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/karmic/alpha-1/ (Ubuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/karmic/alpha-1/ (Kubuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/karmic/alpha-1/ (Xubuntu)

See http://wiki.ubuntu.com/Mirrors for a list of mirrors.

The primary changes from Jaunty have been the re-merging of changes from Debian, updating to the current Linux kernel, and updating GNOME to the current development release. There are also some infrastructure changes for power management and the Intel video driver. Please see the technical notes for details:


Please note that the desktop CD isn't ready yet. This release consists only of the alternate and server CDs; the desktop CD will follow in the next Alpha release.

If you're interested in following the changes as we further develop Karmic, have a look at the karmic-changes mailing list:


We also suggest that you subscribe to the ubuntu-devel-announce list if you're interested in following Ubuntu development. This is a low-traffic list (a few posts a week) carrying announcements of approved specifications, policy changes, alpha releases, and other interesting events.


Bug reports should be reported as described on



Martin Pitt
On behalf of the Ubuntu release team

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