As a reminder, both Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander and Ubuntu Touch 1.0 will be released on the 17th October, 2013.
The Ubuntu developers have announced the release dates for all the versions (stable and unstable) of Ubuntu 14.04. Canonical has made a tradition from releasing two operating systems in a year, one in the 4th month of the year (April) and one 6 months after, in October.
The scheduled dates for the Alpha and Beta versions of Ubuntu 14.04 are the same as the ones for Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail (except the year, of cource):
- December 19th, 2013 – Alpha 1 release
- January 23th, 2014 – Alpha 2 release
- February 27th, 2014 – Beta 1 release
- March 27th, 2014 – Final Beta release
- April 17th, 2014 – Final release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
For now, a codename for Ubuntu 14.04 has not been yet announced by Mark Shuttleworth. We only know that Ubuntu 14.04 will be a LTS version (long term supported) and permanently drop the X.org support, in order to use Mir as default.
The first alpha versions of Ubuntu 14.04 will be released at the end of this year and at the beginning of 2014, in order to allow the users to test it and meet the embrace features.