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I have been looking around, and I can't find any official informational update on the first Alpha release of Kubuntu Precise. Was Alpha 1 released?

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A simple search of Kubuntu+Daily and Kubuntu+12.04+Aplha+1 on a random search engine gives you the answer:

It's a daily Image.

Alpha 1 was released 1 Dec. so it's Old and of no use now, daily images are newer. The next Alpha is to be released in Feb.

  • Kubuntu 12.04 Alpha 1 – 1/Dic./2011
  • Kubuntu 12.04 Alpha 2 – 2/Feb./2012
  • Kubuntu 12.04 Beta 1 – 1/Mar./2012
  • Kubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 – 22/Mar./2012
  • Kubuntu 12.04 RC – 19/Abr./2012
  • Kubuntu 12.04 Final Stable – 26/Abr./2012
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The first result that comes when I search "Kubuntu 12.04 Alpha 1" is a link to softpedia that leads me to a 404 when I try to download it. – Karolinger Jan 5 '12 at 23:47
Then try the other 10 or so links.. – Uri Herrera Jan 5 '12 at 23:56
A few results mention it was released on December 1st, but I couldn't find any official statement or web page (including that mentioned it, which made me think that it wasn't released. None of the results mention daily builds. I new into testing this, so I wasn't aware of daily builds. – Karolinger Jan 6 '12 at 0:12

I have not seen an official release of Kubuntu 12.04 Alpha yet either nor have I seen an announcement.

FWIW I have been using the daily builds

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The correct answer is there was no Alpha 1 release of Kubuntu for 12.04 Precise Pangolin. (I understand one of the key developers was in an accident.)

You could have downloaded a daily build, but now the Alpha 2 release is out.

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Kubuntu release announcements

Looking the previous release announcements for the Kubuntu:

The Natty started from the Alpha 2:

The Oneiric started from the Alpha 3:

Technical Overview


The KDE 4.8 Release Schedule:

The KDE 4.8 Feature Plan:


The Kubuntu (Ubuntu) Release Schedule :

Blueprints for (K)Ubuntu :


Ubuntu +1 (Precise Pangolin) :

Kubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin; Pre-Release Testing :

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