Canonical’s Roadmap For Ubuntu 16.10 “Yakkety Yak” Released

It wasn’t long ago that Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus which is an LTS became official. The new operating system was the company’s biggest release yet because it became the maiden arrival of the Snap package.

Additionally, the 4.4 LTS kernel made it to the Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus release asides the introduction of Snap, the ability to move the Dash to the bottom, Systemd, and many others.

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Given that Ubuntu 16.04 was already out, it’s only normal that we started receiving news regard the next operating system from Canonical and we already know the name of the next released which is instinctively codenamed “Yakkety Yak” but what we don’t know as of this moment is what new technologies it will feature as Mark Shuttleworth failed to make mention of this on the day he revealed the codename of the Ubuntu 16.10.


The Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak will be a short term release meaning Canonical will only support the operating system for nine months. Many avid Ubuntu followers were expecting Unity 8 and Mir to be added to the already released Xenial Xerus, the company opted to wait it out first as Unity 8 isn’t completely ready yet.
Speculation is that we might see Unitty 8 make it to the upcoming Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak as it would be a testing ground for the new technologies that the company is probably working on.
Here is the roadmap for Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak:

  • Alpha 1 – 30 June (for flavours)
  • Alpha 2 – 28 July (for flavours)
  • Feature Freeze — 18 August
  • Beta 1 – 25 August (for flavours)
  • UI Freeze — 8 September
  • Final Beta – 22 September
  • Kernel Freeze — 6 October
  • Release Candidate – 13 October
  • Should we find out anymore, we’ll be sure to update you.

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Lamin loves smartphones and was introduced to the world of mobile devices with Android. Ubuntu is new to him, but he is enjoying writing about it so far.

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