The first beta of Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak has been released. This milestone images for Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio.
The Jogpa, in our mad flight, cut off a long lock of the yak’s silky hair. Having secured this, he appeared to be quite satisfied, let go, and sheathed his sword.
– Arnold Henry Savage Landor
What’s New in Ubuntu 16.10 Beta 1:
This beta release ships with Kernel 4.4, LibreOffice 5.2, and a number of other software updates that are ready for wider testing.
Ubuntu Gnome 16.10:
- includes GNOME 3.20.
- uses GTK3 version of LibreOffice
- GNOME’s Initial Setup utility is included and enabled.
- Empathy is no longer pre-installed
- new Characters character map utility
- The experimental wayland session is included.
Ubuntu Mate 16.10:
- Migrated to GTK 3.20
- Updated to MATE Dock Applet 0.74
- Update and rebuild many MATE packages to improve GTK 3.20 support
- Removed MATE Heads-Up Display (HUD)
LUbuntu 16.10 still uses LXDE in the beta while LXQT is still in development.
Ubuntu Studio 16.10:
- Added dgedit, drumgizmo, gpick, calibre, pdf-shuffler, plume-creator.
- Replaced gnome-color-manager with dispcalgui
- Replaced recordmydesktop with vokoscreen
- Updated multimedia packages
And Ubuntu Kylin 16.10 has fixed many internationalization and localization bugs in Ubuntu itself and bugs in software written by the Ubuntu Kylin team.
Future releases of Ubuntu 16.10:
There are still a beta 2, final freeze, and final release of Ubuntu 16.10 which scheduled to be released on:
- Beta 2 on September 22nd
- Final Freeze on October 6th
- Ubuntu 16.10 Final on October 13th