Ubuntu 13.10 will be called "Saucy Salamander", Release Schedule Announced, Development Commences

Ubuntu 13.04 has already been up and running with a number of very cosmetic changes. And we've been covering every detail of the release over the past 6 months. Now it's time for another major Ubuntu release cycle. In typical Canonical fashion, the next Ubuntu (Ubuntu 13.10 ie.) will have a quirky little name - Saucy Salamander.

Ubuntu 13.10 Release Schedule, Saucy Salamander

Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander"
We believe that, improvements to mobile UI of Ubuntu Touch will be of primary importance during this release cycle. Ubuntu has a golden chance of converging mobile and desktop interfaces in an acceptable fashion before everyone else. They have all the basics done right - Ubuntu desktop, Ubuntu for mobile phones and Ubuntu for tablets - now they have to build upon it and add features. Products like Ubuntu for Android will further enhance brand Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander Release Schedule
  • June 20th: Ubuntu 13.10 Alpha 1 (for opt-in flavors only, not available to public)
  • July 18th: Ubuntu 13.10 Alpha 2 (for opt-in flavors only, not available to public)
  • August 1st: Ubuntu 13.10 Alpha 3 (for opt-in flavors only, not available to public)
  • August 22nd: Feature Freeze
  • August 29th: Beta 1 Freeze
  • September 5th: Ubuntu 13.10 Beta 1 (for opt-in flavors only, not available to public)
  • September 19th: UserInterfaceFreeze, Final Beta Freeze
    • September 26th: Ubuntu 13.10 Final Beta Release
    • October 10th: Ubuntu 13.10 Release Candidate
    • October 17th: Final Release
    As per the chart, Ubuntu 12.04.3 is supposed to arrive on August 15th. Want a more detailed release schedule? See Ubuntu Wiki. [Image via salamandersinniagara]