Ubuntu 12.10 Code Name and Release Schedule

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Even though the upcoming long term support release Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin has not been released yet, Mark Shuttleworth has announced the new code name for the next release Ubuntu 12.10 which is Quantal Quetzal. Also the release schedule for Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal has been added to Ubuntu wiki page.

As Mark Shuttleworth represent his blog post title for announcing the codename for Ubuntu 12.10 with “Quality has a new name”. The 12.10 code name has been chosen in perspective of focusing on the quality of this release usage on different devices, that does not make it less than any of LTS releases in terms of maintenance and support for interim releases.

On the fauna front, the quotable campaign for the Queer Quokka is quorate but, it must sometimes be said, this is not a democracy. One man’s favourite furball is another’s mangy marsupial. No, the quintessential stories of Q will be all about style on the client, with a refresh of our theme and typography, a start on new iconography and perhaps even a new form factor taking flight. So brown is out and something colourful and light is called for. On the cloud front, the new virtualized network madness called Quantum will make its appearance. Being a first cut, it’s more likely to be Folsom than wholesome, but it’s going to be worth calling out, and the name is reminiscent of our package-oriented practices, where goodness is delivered one piece at a time. And so the stage is set for a decision:  I give you the Quantal Quetzal, soon to be dressed in tessellated technicolour, now open for toolchains, kernels and other pressing preparatory packages.

Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal Release Schedule

  • June 7th, 2012 Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 1 ” Released ” – Release Notes.
  • June 28th, 2012 Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 2 ” Released ” – Release Notes.
  • August 2nd, 2012 Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 3
  • September 6th, 2012 Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 1
  • September 27th, 2012 Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 2
  • October 18th, 2012 Ubuntu 12.10 Stable release.

Quetzals (play /kɛtsˈɑːl/ or play /ˈkɛtsəl/)

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Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal release schedule.

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