The Ubuntu development team has released Intrepid Ibex Alpha 1, which will eventually become Ubuntu 8.10.
Here is the official announcement:
“Once the baby is strong enough to follow its mother, the pair joins other
mothers and babies. The youngsters become independent quickly. An ibex
kid can jump on its first day of life, and it joins kid groups by the
fourth week. Even at an early age, lambs and kids are agile and alert.
Although they are weaned by four to six months of age, they remain with
their mothers for at least a year.”
Welcome to Intrepid Ibex Alpha-1, which will in time become Ubuntu 8.10.
Pre-releases of Intrepid 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 Intrepid 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 Intrepid. You can download it here:
See http://wiki.ubuntu.com/Mirrors for a list of mirrors.
The primary changes from Hardy have been the re-merging of changes from
Debian and the upgrade of the Linux kernel to a pre-release version of
Please refer to http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/intrepid/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
If you’re interested in following the changes as we further develop
Intrepid, have a look at the intrepid-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
Bug reports should go to the Ubuntu bug tracker: