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Lucid Alpha 1 is coming to town!

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Next Thursday, December 10th, Lucid Lynx Alpha 1 is going to be released.

We will be spending next week testing the ISOs and coordinating efforts in #ubuntu-testing Freenode IRC channel.

If you are planning to help with the testing, start syncing your Lucid images today, to avoid network bottlenecks and last minute hurries.
To sync your images, you can use the rsync URLS at http://cdimage.ubuntu.com, or use Steves Beattie’s script that do all the work for you.

Lucid knows when you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake! (and help us testing the candidate images…)

Updated: Steve’s script URL is now fixed.


Written by Ara Pulido

December 4, 2009 at 12:58 pm

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  1. lol, so, will lucid come in red white and green with a black BOOT screen?

    BTW, If we are really good, will it work without a hitch to upgrade from karmic on a running system? (slaps self for silly question xD).


    December 4, 2009 at 3:45 pm

  2. […] podaje serwis UbuntuTesting pierwsza alfa najnowszego systemu (10.4 Lucid Lynx) ukaże się 10 grudnia 2009, czyli już w […]

  3. I recommend using zsync instead of rsync these days, because it will work on any mirror (it doesn’t need to run an rsync server, just plain HTTP) and does the expensive calculation on the client side, which offers better performance.

    I believe Steve Beattie’s script uses zsync now.

    Matt Zimmerman

    December 5, 2009 at 11:05 pm

  4. […] is Ubuntu Lucid Lynx. Ubuntu Lucid Lynx Alpha 1 will be released on 10 December 2009. According of Ubuntutesting, Next Thursday, December 10th, Lucid Lynx Alpha 1 is going to be released. We will be spending next […]

  5. One correction to Ara’s post, she had me rename the file to remove the .py suffix; you can grab it from http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-bugcontrol/ubuntu-qa-tools/master/annotate/head%3A/dl-ubuntu-test-iso/dl-ubuntu-test-iso

    Matt: yes, it’s set up to use zsync now, it will warn the user if they don’t have zsync installed and fall back to using rsync. But zsync is definitely preferred.

    Steve Beattie

    December 9, 2009 at 11:35 pm

  6. The link to Steves Beattie’s script gives a Internal Server Error, can you provide the correct URI ?


    December 10, 2009 at 7:53 am

  7. The script URL is now fixed

    Ara Pulido

    December 10, 2009 at 7:58 am

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