Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 Alpha 1

The Ubuntu GNOME team is pleased to announce the release of
Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) Alpha 1.

With this early Alpha pre-release, you can get a peek at what is being done in preparation for our next release in October.

Note: This is a first Alpha version, and comes with the standard warnings regarding using Alpha software. Please see the release notes for more details.

Where to Get it
For the latest release, please download it from:

What’s New
* Most of GNOME 3.8 is now included.
* The new GNOME Classic Session is also included.
* Ubuntu Online Accounts is no longer included by default.

For more information please see the full Release Notes

Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) Alpha 1 Testing

Hi Folks,

It’s that time once again. The team has been hard at work getting ready for the Alpha 1 release for 13.10 (Saucy Salamander), and we need your help with testing images.

The required tests can be found at:
Under the heading: “Product (Ubuntu GNOME)”. Be sure to check frequently as each updated build as we get closer to Alpha release will need to be tested again.
Links to download the images are available from the testcases, or directly from:

If you want more information on how to participate in testing, also check out this article:

If you have additional questions or feedback, you can find us on IRC in #ubuntu-gnome or please check out our Community Page to see how to get in touch with us.