Edited to correct update-manager for an interim release - thanks colinux!
It's almost October, which means the leaves are turning (dependent on your hemisphere ), everything is pumpkin spice flavored , and it's time for Ubuntu MATE 20.10 Beta Testing!
Along with the other Ubuntu flavors, Ubuntu MATE 20.10 is now ready for beta testing. Thank you to everyone who tested the initial 20.10 ISO, and it can't be stated enough how important the community during these testing periods.
20.10 Groovy Gorilla is an interim release, with support through July 2021.
For now, you can find the beta ISO here, and we will update when the tracker gets a direct beta link :
You can test on either a spare machine or a virtual machine, and please let us know in this thread if you encounter any problems. The sooner we know about a problem, the sooner we can tackle it!
While we don't quite yet have the Ubuntu MATE 20.10 Release Notes, we will update this page once they are online.
We encourage anyone who upgrades their system to the developmental version to backup first! If you rely on your system as your daily driver, it might be advisable to wait for the final release.
To upgrade, press Alt + F2, and type:
If you aren't prompted to upgrade, press
F2 again, then
and click Settings and Livepatch. Go to the Updates tab and toggle the option for 'Notify me of a new Ubuntu version' to 'For any new version.'
F2 again, and then type:
Please refer to the 20.10 ISO Testing Thread as needed :
Ubuntu Testing Week - Ubuntu MATE 20.10
Thank you again for testing and for reporting your issues, concerns, observations, and questions in this thread!