Ubuntu developers announced yesterday on 4th of August the release of Oneiric Ocelot Alpha 3, which will in time become Ubuntu 11.10.
Pre-releases of Oneiric Ocelot 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 3 is the second in a series of milestone images that will be released throughout the Oneiric development cycle.
This milestone sees the introduction of some new images that will be part of the 11.10 release.
- a new flavor, Lubuntu, has been added.
- a new minimal root file system, Ubuntu Core, for arm.
For more information: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Core
You can download Alpha 3 image here:
(Ubuntu, Ubuntu Server)
Read more on Ubuntu release anouncement list.
I am testing myself this release and I must say I’m very pleased with it. I’m getting less breakages with this release, in alpha 2 I experienced some nasty lightdm problems :).