The development of Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak started days (or hours) after the release of the current version, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. At first there was little of the Yakkety Yak brand and almost 100% of the system was based on Xenial Xerus, but little by little is taking shape the version that will be released in October this year and will include, install The default Unity 8 graphical environment, although if we want to use it we must activate it from the login.
What we are going to talk about today is the Linux Kernel that will use Ubuntu 16.10. As of now, the next standard version of Ubuntu uses the same as version 16.04, but they will soon be using the latest stable version, Linux Kernel 4.6. Later they will start using the versions release Candidate of the Linux Kernel 4.7, but the thing will not stay here and, when it is officially released, Ubuntu 16.10 will use Linux Kernel 4.8.
Ubuntu 16.10 will use Linux Kernel 4.8
Our Yakkety core tree is still a calc of our Xenial core. In any case, we have a v4.6-based kernel in our unstable repository and look forward to uploading it to the archive for preliminary testing soon. Then we will start moving on to v4.7-rc. Also, as we have reported in other newsletters, we aim for a v4.8 based kernel for the 16.10 release.
Development of Linux Kernel 4.8 will begin sometime this summer, a week after the release of Linux Kernel 4.7 which is scheduled for July 17th or 24th. The v4.8 could be one LTS version, Which means it will have long-term support. Its official release will take place sometime in September, a month before the release of Ubuntu 16.10. As I mentioned earlier, Yakkety Yak will include as an option the Unity 8 graphical environment installed by default, but the desktop with which it will start if we do not change it will still be Unity 7. Actually, I want to try Unity 8 when running in conditions. And you?