Ubuntu and Debian developer Iain Lane informed the Ubuntu community that the upcoming Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) operating system is in Feature Freeze as of August 18, 2016.
The Feature Freeze development stage means that no new features will be implemented in the upcoming OS, and the development team should now concentrate all of their efforts on fixing the remaining bugs before the final release of Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) hits the streets on October 13, 2016.
“In true “better late than never” fashion, Yakkety is now in Feature Freeze. Ideally you will all now be focusing on bug fixing and not on getting new features into the release. This will let us create a solid and well-groomed Yak in October that we’ll all want to take a ride on for the following nine months,” says Iain Lane in the announcement.
Yakkety Beta 1 Freeze and release for opt-in flavors set for August 25
We’re approaching very fast to the first Beta release of Ubuntu 16.10, which has been in development since April 28 this year, and it looks like the Beta 1 freeze and release has been set for this coming Thursday, August 25, but will only be available for opt-in flavors like Ubuntu MATE, Kubuntu, Ubuntu Studio, Ubuntu GNOME, and Xubuntu.
After that, the development cycle of Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) will continue with a second and last Beta build, also known as the Final Beta, where Ubuntu itself will also participate with 64-bit and 32-bit Live ISO images available for download to public beta testers. The final release of Ubuntu 16.10 is coming October 13, 2016, for desktop, server, and cloud, while the mobile version, Ubuntu Touch, migrates to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.