Ubuntu 14.10 Released Schedule

Grab a pencil and the nearest piece of paper: the expected release date of Ubuntu 14.10 ‘Utopic Unicorn’ is October 23, 2014.

The date, along with others listed on the Ubuntu Wiki and reprinted below, are subject to change at any time. It may be highly unusual that they do, but be aware that the possibility exists. I don’t want to be blamed if you throw a party two days early!

The most recent version of Ubuntu was 14.04 LTS which was released on April 17, 2014.

Key Ubuntu 14.10 Release Dates

As you’re probably used to by now, Ubuntu proper only participates in select milestone releases, specifically the ‘final beta’ and the ‘release candidate’.

Its mogwai-like band of siblings – which includes Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Kubuntu and Ubuntu GNOME – do become available for testing sooner, with two alpha and a pair of beta milestones available for their respective development teams to opt in to.

  • Alpha 1 – June 26th (for flavours)
  • Alpha 2 – July 31st (for flavours)
  • Feature Freeze — August 21st
  • Beta 1 – August 28th (for flavours)
  • UI Freeze — September 11th
  • Final Beta – September 25th
  • Kernel Freeze — October 9th
  • Release Candidate – October 16th

The final release of the Utopic Unicorn is tentatively scheduled for:

  • Ubuntu 14.10 – October 23rd

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Amended June 26
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