“Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement.”
— Alfred Adler
The first Alpha of the Trusty Tahr (to become 14.04) has now been released!
This alpha features images for Edubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, UbuntuKylin and Xubuntu.
Pre-releases of Trusty Tahr 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 flavor developers and those who want to help in testing, reporting and fixing bugs as we work towards getting this release ready.
Alpha 1 includes a number of software updates that are ready for wider testing. This is quite an early set of images, so you should expect some bugs.
While these Alpha 1 images have been tested and work, except as noted in the release notes, Ubuntu developers are continuing to improve Trusty Tahr. In particular, once newer daily images are available, system installation bugs identified in the Alpha 1 installer should be verified against the current daily image before being reported in Launchpad. Using an obsolete image to re-report bugs that have already been fixed wastes your time and the time of developers who are busy trying to make 14.04 the best Ubuntu release yet. Always ensure your system is up to date before reporting bugs.
There were been some adjustments to the release schedule for 14.04 in the last vUDS, so for the latest plans, please check:
Edubuntu aims to bring Ubuntu to educational institutions by shipping the finest educational software available in an easy to configure installer. It also supports diskless booting and for the first time in 14.04, a directory server that supports single sign-on.
The Alpha-1 images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/trusty/alpha-1/
More information on Edubuntu Alpha-1 can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/Alpha1/Edubuntu
Kubuntu is the KDE based flavour of Ubuntu. It uses the Plasma desktop and includes a wide selection of tools from the KDE project.
The Alpha-1 images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/trusty/alpha-1/
More information on Kubuntu Alpha-1 can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/Alpha1/Kubuntu
Ubuntu GNOME is an flavor of Ubuntu featuring the GNOME desktop environment.
The Alpha-1 images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-gnome/releases/trusty/alpha-1/
More information on Ubuntu-GNOME Alpha-1 can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/Alpha1/UbuntuGNOME
UbuntuKylin is a flavor of Ubuntu that is more suitable for Chinese users.
The Alpha-1 images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntukylin/releases/trusty/alpha-1/
More information on UbuntuKylin Alpha-1 can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuKylin/1404-alpha-1-ReleaseNote
Xubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu that comes with Xfce, which is a stable, light and configurable desktop environment.
The Alpha-1 images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/trusty/alpha-1/
More information on Xubuntu Alpha-1 can be found here: http://xubuntu.org/news/xubuntu-14-04-alpha-1/
Regular daily images for Ubuntu can be found at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com
If you’re interested in following the changes as we further develop Trusty, we suggest that you subscribe to the ubuntu-devel-announce list. This is a low-traffic list (a few posts a week) carrying announcements of approved specifications, policy changes, alpha releases and other interesting events.
A big thank you to the developers and testers for their efforts to pull together this Alpha release!
Kate Stewart & Steve Langasek, on behalf of the Ubuntu release team.
Originally posted to the ubuntu-devel-announce mailing list on Thu Dec 19 23:33:18 UTC 2013 by Kate Stewart