October 22, 2015 — that’s the planned release date of Ubuntu 15.10 ‘Wily Werewolf’.

An October launch for such a scary sounding release is fitting, though I’m sure a few of you been hoping to see it unleashed a little closer to Hallowe’en.

Heck, imagine landing a copy of that in your trick or treat bag! 

Nevertheless, the release of Ubuntu 15.10 should be one to look forward to.

Ubuntu 15.10 Release Date

flavorsThe Ubuntu 15.10 release date, along with the those of the various development milestones needed to get there, have been posted to the Ubuntu Wiki.

Prior to the stable release on October 22, Ubuntu will make only a few formal milestone appearances during the six month development cycle, the most notable of which will be Beta 2 on September 24.

Ubuntu developers put the main release through such rigorous and assured quality testing on a daily basis that it is generally considered stable enough to use at any point.

Ditching arbitrary freeze deadlines allows developers to target bug fixes and land patches, as well as test them, when they’re ready.

Ubuntu’s family of flavours, which now includes Ubuntu MATE, are more traditional in their development and will, once again, be able to take full advantage of the multiple testing opportunities at claw hand.

Ubuntu 15.10 Release Schedule In Full

Two alpha, two betas and a release candidate are set, with the release dates for each as follows:

  • Alpha 1 – June 25th (opt-in for flavours)
  • Alpha 2 – July 30th (opt-in for flavours)
  • Feature Freeze — August 20th
  • Beta 1 – August 27th (opt-in for flavours)
  • UI Freeze — September 10th
  • Beta 2 – September 24th
  • Kernel Freeze — October 15th
  • Release Candidate – October 15th

The final release date of Ubuntu 15.10 ‘Wily Werewolf ’ is set for:

  • Ubuntu 15.10 Final – October 22nd

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