Canonical has implemented Kernel 3.11.2 on the Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander daily builds images.
According to the mailing lists, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander got into the Kernel Freeze state today, on the 3rd of October, so most likely, the final version of Ubuntu Saucy will be running Kernel 3.11.2.
“The Saucy kernel is currently rebased onto the v3.11.2 upstream stable kernel. If any patches need to land in Saucy, they need to be submitted immediately. We are currently 2 days away from Ubuntu Kernel Freeze for Saucy. Any patches submitted after Kernel Freeze will be subject to our SRU policy.,” stated Canonical’s Joseph Salisbury.
Th original plan was to release Ubuntu 13.10 with a stable version of Kernel 3.11 and so, Canonical managed to fulfill its original target.
If you are using an Ubuntu Saucy daily build image and want to upgrade to Kernel 3.11.2, all you have to do is perform a system upgrade:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Or, if you don’t want to upgrade the entire system, follow the instructions in this article in order to successfully install Kernel 3.11.2 on your Ubuntu Saucy version.
As a reminder, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander will be officially released on the 17th of October, while the final freeze is scheduled for the 10th of October. Also worth mentioning is that Ubuntu Saucy will not land with Mir as default, from stability and performance issues. See this article for more information.