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Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf)

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Wily Werewolf - Ubuntu 15.10

October 22 2015 is the relaesedate of Ubuntu 15.10 wich is called Wily Werewolf. Ubuntu 15.10 will be supported for 9 months for Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Core, Kubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin along with all other flavours.

Official flavour release notes

Find the links to release notes for official flavors here.

Upgrading from Ubuntu 15.04

To upgrade on a desktop system:

  • Open the "Software & Updates" Setting in System Settings.
  • Select the 3rd Tab called "Updates".
  • Set the "Notify me of a new Ubuntu version" dropdown menu to "For any new version".
  • Press Alt+F2 and type in "update-manager" (without the quotes) into the command box.
  • Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release '15.10' is available.
  • Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.

To upgrade on a server system:

  • Install the update-manager-core package if it is not already installed.
  • Make sure the /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades is set to normal.
  • Launch the upgrade tool with the command sudo do-release-upgrade.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions.

Note that the server upgrade will use GNU screen and automatically re-attach in case of dropped connection problems.

There are no offline upgrade options for Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu Server. Please ensure you have network connectivity to one of the official mirrors or to a locally accessible mirror and follow the instructions above.

New features in 15.10

Updated Packages

As with every new release, packages--applications and software of all kinds--are being updated at a rapid pace. Many of these packages came from an automatic sync from Debian's unstable branch; others have been explicitly pulled in for Ubuntu 15.10.

For a list of all packages being accepted for Ubuntu 15.10, please subscribe to wily-changes.

Linux kernel 4.2

Linux 4.2 is another exciting update with the following highlights:

  • New AMDGPU kernel driver for supporting recent and near-term Radeon GPUs
  • Intel Broxton support
  • F2FS file-system encryption support
  • NV-DIMM support

A new kernel for the Raspberry Pi 2 has also landed in the official archive.

Ubuntu Desktop

The general theme for 15.10 on the desktop is one of bug fixes and incremental quality improvements as well as a more significant change in the move to systemd as an init system.


Unity has had many bugs fixed and new features added. Locally integrated menus are now available for unfocussed windows. There have been a number of usability improvements to the dash.


  • Various fixes and improvements.
  • Refined integration with the MATE desktop.



  • Firefox is updated to version 41 and Chromium is updated to version 45.
  • MATE is updated to 1.10.
  • Most of the GNOME platform is now based on version 3.16.
  • Blueman 2.0 is now include and used by several flavours along with BlueZ 5.34.


LibreOffice 5.0.1 brings a lot of improvements.

  • Core
    • PDF export supports Time-Stamp Protocol
    • Adobe Swatch Exchange (.ase) support
    • Maintaining invisible content in Emails
  • Writer
    • Emoji and in-word replacement support
    • Style previews in the Sidebar
    • Word-compatible text highlighting
    • Crop an image
    • Better calculation of displayed page number
    • Table Management
    • Toolbar improvements
    • DOC improvements
    • OOXML improvements
    • RTF improvements
    • Image Drag and Drop
    • Optional RSIDs
    • LibreLogo: joining arbitrary points


  • Calc
    • Conditional formatting improvements for XLSX
    • Scientific Format and Number Format
    • Formula engine now supports table structured references, new spreadsheet functions and A:A / 1:1 entire column/row references
    • Crop, change and save an image
    • Toolbar improvements

Full details here: ReleaseNotes

Also see the article on Johfrael MyWiki: Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf)

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