Now that we know the codename of the next major release of the Ubuntu operating system, and that the development cycle will start tomorrow, May 2, we are happy to announce that the release schedule has also been published, as a draft, on the Ubuntu Wiki.
On April 25, a few hours after the official release of the Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) distribution, Mark Shuttleworth was proud to announce that Ubuntu 13.10 is named Saucy Salamander and it will become the 19th release of the Ubuntu operating system.
Ubuntu 13.10's (Saucy Salamander) main target will be to enhance Ubuntu Touch's mobile UI (user interface) with new applications, a new SDK, and a gorgeous clean interface.
Without further ado, here's the official release schedule for Ubuntu 13.04, extracted from Ubuntu Wiki:
June 20, 2013 - Alpha 1 release (not available to public)
July 18, 2013 - Alpha 2 release (not available to public)
August 1, 2013 - Alpha 3 release (not available to public)
September 5, 2013 - Beta 1 release (not available to public)
September 26, 2013 - Final Beta release
October 17, 2013 - Final release of Ubuntu 13.10
As usual, Canonical will no longer allow users to test Alpha releases of Ubuntu. Only the Beta version will be available for testing, which will be released on September 26, 2013.
An interesting fact about the development cycle of Ubuntu 13.10 is that the Beta release will be in Final Freeze on September 19, the Future Freeze will be on August 22, and the Final Freeze will happen on October 10, 2013.
Last but not least, the Virtual Developer Summit (vUDS) for Ubuntu 13.10 will take place in two weeks, between May 16 and May 18, on the designated Ubuntu IRC channels.
Don't forget to visit our website more often, as we will cover the entire development process of Ubuntu 13.10.