Ubuntu 15.10, which is codenamed the Wily Werewolf, is currently penciled in to ship on 22nd October, 2015. The release date for Ubuntu 15.10 has now been firmed up as are the other development milestones leading up to the mid-October.
Ubuntu 15.10 will be exciting cycle for new developments given its status, a big focus on convergence and Unity 8 with Mir, better systemd integration, and many other changes planned for development over the next six months.
A biggest change for Ubuntu 15.10 Snappy version will be implemented and .deb based desktop maybe going away (link):
Our plan for 15.10 (which is still being finalized, and will be discussed in more depth at UOS in a couple of weeks) is to have a build based on Snappy Personal and so the current .deb based Desktop Next image will be going away and will be replaced with the new Snappy version.But still deb based Ubuntu images will be available.
The schedule of the release of Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf with given dates are as follows:
- June 25th - Alpha 1 (Not Public Release - opt-in)
- July 30th - Alpha 2 (Not Public Release - opt-in)
- August 27th - Beta 1 (Not Public Release - opt-in)
- September 24th - Final Beta
- October 22nd - Final Release