With only a little more than a week of official launch of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, for a few days development has started for the next version of Ubuntu, which will be Ubuntu 18.10 codenamed Cosmic Cuttlefish.
As some of you already know Ubuntu Key names are alphabetized incrementally. The Ubuntu code names are somewhat trivial since how will they know the code names they are composed of an adjective and an animalBoth begin with the same letter, in addition to the fact that in some versions mythological animals have been used as a code name.
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About Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish
For the moment alone few details are known about it of this new version of Ubuntu that has begun its development phase.
The date in which it will be officially released is still unknown, but as most of you know Ubuntu has its releases in April and October.
Even though the day is unknown, we could say that it will have a release between the 3rd or 4th week of the monthThis is based on previous releases and also that the releases of these stable versions do not happen the first days of the month.
Now it is estimated that it will take 25 weeks to develop, Besides, this new version will be different from the others regarding this part.
That is Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish will not have Alpha or Beta versionsIf not, now it will have weekly or incremental releases if we want to see it that way.
Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish features
At the moment the first Daily Builds that we can now download, we can see that Gnome continues as the default desktop environment.
And you have to know that Gnome will release a new stable version on September 18 of this yearTherefore We can ensure that Ubuntu 18.10 will have Gnome 3.30 as a desktop environment.
This makes it an ideal candidate for the Ubuntu 18.10 release. Most of the visual and hidden changes in GNOME 3.30 will also be seen in Ubuntu 18.10.
Kernel 5.0 on Ubuntu 18.10
Regarding the heart of the system, we also know that the Linux Kernel will be reaching version 5.0 in a matter of a few months, making it the perfect candidate for this new system release.
Communitheme as the default theme
Many of you already know the Communitheme because it was known that this was going to be the new default theme in Ubuntu 18.04 as it would replace the Ambiance theme which has been used for years in the system.
Well now what if is confirmed is that Communitheme will be the new default theme.
New compression algorithms will be added
In Ubuntu 18.04 the developers worked a lot to be able to accelerate the system and to guarantee an excellent performance because in their words this version will avoid what are bottlenecks in the system.
With this part worked, in the next release new compression algorithms LZ4 and ztsd are being prepared, With which you will benefit from booting the system 10% faster. Which is definitely good news for all Ubuntu users.
A few days ago news was announced about the abandonment of support for 32-bit architecture by some flavors of Ubuntu such as Mate and Budgie.
So in the official launch of Ubuntu and its flavors now there will be fewer that will continue to support this.
Download Ubuntu 18.10 Daily Builds
If you want to collaborate with the development of the system in the detection of errors or want to follow up on this new version, you can download the daily image from this link.
The link has been changing for the last few days so I suggest that if it is no longer available you move a few directories first.
As a personal comment, I can say that the releases are too early even with a fairly fresh version, although this issue has already been discussed, it is still questionable by users.