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10 September 2009 08:15

Karmic Koala Alpha 5 | Ubuntu

Home Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. Upgrading from Ubuntu 9.04 3. New features in Karmic 1. Updated Packages 2. GNOME 3. Kubuntu 4. Ubuntu UEC 5. Ubuntu One file sharing 6. Linux kernel 2.6.31 7. hal deprecation 8. New Intel video driver architecture available for testing 9. New default compiler 10. ext4 by default 11. GRUB 2 by default 12. iSCSI installation 4. Download Alpha 5 5. Known issues 6. Reporting bugs 7. Participate in Ubuntu 8. More information Introduction The Ubuntu developers are moving quickly to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software the Open Source Community has to offer. The Karmic Koala Alpha 5 is the fifth alpha release of Ubuntu 9.10, bringing with it the earliest new features for the next version of Ubuntu. This is an alpha release. Do not install it on production machines. The final stable version will be released on October 29th, 2009. Upgrading from Ubuntu 9.04 To upgrade from Ubuntu 9.04 on a desktop system, press Alt F2 and type in "update-manager -d" (without the quotes) into the command box. Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release '9.10' is available. Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions. To upgrade from Ubuntu 9.04 on a server system: install the update-manager-core package if it is not already installed; edit /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades and set Prompt=normal; launch the upgrade tool with the command sudo do-release-upgrade; and follow the on-screen instructions. New features in Karmic Feature development for Karmic is happening with full speed. Please see the Karmic blueprint list for details. Please test and report any bugs you find: * Updated Packages As with every new release, packages--applications and software of all kinds--are being updated at a rapid pace. Many of these packages come from an automatic sync from Debian's Unstable branch. For a list of all packages being accepted for 9.10 Karmic Koala, please subscribe to karmic-changes: * GNOME Ubuntu Karmic Alpha 5 includes the latest GNOME 2.27.91 development release. Empathy has replaced Pidgin as the default instant messaging client, introducing the Telepathy framework. The gdm 2.27.91 login manager is a complete rewrite compared to the version in earlier Ubuntu releases. Kubuntu Kubuntu includes its first Netbook release, Social from the Start and the latest KDE packages. See the Kubuntu technical overview