“When he was a young warthog
He found his aroma lacked a certain appeal
He could clear the savannah after every meal
Hakuna! It means no worries
For the rest of your days
It’s our problem-free philosophy”
— Timon the Meerkat, “Hakuna Matata”, “The Lion King”, Disney
Welcome to Maverick Meerkat Alpha 1, which will in time become Ubuntu 10.10.
Pre-releases of Maverick 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 Maverick 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 Maverick. You can download it here:
http://uec-images.ubuntu.com/releases/maverick/alpha-1/ (Ubuntu Server for UEC and EC2)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/maverick/alpha-1/ (Ubuntu Studio)
See http://wiki.ubuntu.com/Mirrors for a list of mirrors.
Alpha 1 includes a number of software updates that are ready for wider testing. Please refer to http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/maverick/alpha1 for information on changes in Ubuntu.
This is quite an early set of images, so you should expect some bugs. For a list of known bugs (that you don’t need to report if you encounter), please see:
If you’re interested in following the changes as we further develop Maverick, have a look at the maverick-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 go to the Ubuntu bug tracker:
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Originally sent to the ubuntu-devel-announce Mailing List by Colin Watson on Thu Jun 3 17:03:52 BST 2010