Short Bytes: Canonical has officially started the development cycle of Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak. As we move ahead with the development, we’ll be knowing more about the new changes and big features of Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak. Meanwhile, if you are willing to adopt the upcoming iteration of Ubuntu, you can download the Live ISO Builds.
You might have already installed the brand-new open source OS release Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus on your computers. But, it looks like the Ubuntu developers are back to work again and they are not wasting any time.
Ubuntu developers have already started the work on Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak. If you are wondering about the meaning of the codename, you can go ahead and read more about it.
We’ve already told you about different features and the release cycle of Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, and we are planning to cover the same for the upcoming Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak too.
The upcoming Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak is already open for development and Canonical had started seeding daily build Live ISO images.
Now, Ubuntu developers and package maintainers have been informed that they can start uploading new versions of their software to the repos of the world’s most popular open source operating system.
As the draft release schedule of Ubuntu 16.10 indicates, Yakkety Yak will be released later this year on October 20, 2016. If you wish to become an early tester, you can download the 32-bit and 64-bit Live ISO images of Ubuntu 16.10.
The draft release schedule tells that the first Alpha build will be released on June 30, followed by a second Alpha build on July 28. Both Alpha builds will only be for the opt-in flavors.
The first Beta will arrive on August 25, followed by the Final Beta builds on September 22, 2016.
An internal Release Candidate (RC) build will arrive on October 13, followed by the final release of Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak.
Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak features and changes:
In his first Ubuntu 16.1o blog post, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth, unfortunately, didn’t reveal anything about the next Ubuntu Linux iteration.
At the moment, there is nothing much to write about the new changes and features. While Ubuntu 16.04 concentrated more on a polished desktop experience, Ubuntu 16.10 could bring back the limelight on Canonical’s Convergence vision.
Ubuntu developers have already confirmed in the past that Ubuntu 16.10 will come with Unity 8 with Mir by default.
Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak development starts with the ability of the GCC compiler to build with fPIE by default for PowerPC 64-bit Little Endian (PPC64el) and 64-bit (amd64) platforms.
There’s also a transition to the Boost 1.60, ICO 57 libraries, libpng 1.6 and other core components from Debian.
If we talk about one of the most exciting Ubuntu 16.10 development cycle’s features, it’s that the release of GNU Compiler Collection packages to 6.2 branch at the time of first Alpha build release.
Meanwhile, make sure that you’ve installed the latest Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus on your computers to enjoy the latest changes brought by Canonical.