Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine Beta available for download

Canonical expects to release and make Ubuntu 19.10 "Eoan Ermine" publicly available on October 17, 2019. 

Today, Canonical officially released the Beta version of Ubuntu 19.10, codenamed “Eoan Ermine.”

FOSS Linux first brought you news of Eoan Ermine back in May of this year.  Earlier this month, we reported on the Canonical Team’s decision to use LZ4 compression in Ubuntu 19.10 as it was the most effective compromise between best compression and decompression.

It’s no secret that Ubuntu’s code naming scheme are tautograms containing an animal’s name or mythic creature’s name.  The word eoan is of Ancient Greek origin and means relating to the dawn.  While an ermine is a stoat, also known as a short-tailed weasel.  The ermine moniker is particularly famous when the stout’s winter coat is white.

Image credit: Jukka Jantunen/Shutterstock
Image credit: Jukka Jantunen/Shutterstock

Changes in Ubuntu 19.10 not only include the LZ4 compression that we reported earlier this month but also:

  • Gnome 3.34
  • No 32-bit version anymore (Ubuntu 19.10 and above)
  • GCC 9
  • Python 3.7
  • Golang 1.12
  • OpenJDK 11
  • Significant improvements in the new package distribution system, Snap
  • Improved Yaru GTK theme

Improved Yaru GTK theme in Ubuntu 19.10.
Improved Yaru GTK theme in Ubuntu 19.10.

Brave souls wishing to test Ubuntu 19.10 Beta may download images at releases.ubuntu.com/19.10/.

Ubuntu 19.10 Beta images are available for:

  • Kubuntu – the KDE based flavor of Ubuntu (uses the Plasma desktop).
  • Lubuntu – the Lightweight Qt Desktop Environment (LXQt) flavor of Linux
  • Ubuntu Budgie – the community-developed flavor of Linux that integrates Budgie Desktop Environment
  • UbuntuKylin – the Ubuntu flavor tailored for Chinese users
  • Ubuntu MATE – the MATE desktop flavor of Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Studio – Ubuntu flavor that provides multimedia content creation applications for audio, graphics, video, photography, and publishing
  • Xubuntu – the face desktop flavor of Ubuntu.

Canonical reports that Ubuntu 19.10 will be the final release before Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

Canonical expects to release and make Ubuntu 19.10 “Eoan Ermine” publicly available on October 17, 2019. 

FOSS Linux plans to provide readers with a review of the Beta release of Eoan Ermine in the coming week. Stay tuned.

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Travis Rose
Hi, I'm M Travis Rose, a contributor to FOSS Linux. I have over thirty years of experience in the IT arena, at least fifteen of which has been working with Linux. I enjoy converting existing Windows users to the wonderful world of Linux. I guess you could call me a Linux-evangelist. Long live Linux!

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