Ubuntu 12.10 finally has a codename - Quantal Quetzal.
Writing (in lavish quantities of alliteration) on his blog, Mark Shuttleworth gave reasoning behind the codename for the Ubuntu 12.10 release, which, he says, will largely focus around ‘Quality’.
What will you be doing come October 18th, 2012? I’m not psychic, but there’s a very good chance you’ll be downloading Ubuntu 12.10.
The date comes from the tentative release schedule for the post-Precise release, which has been published online.
In keeping with the last few development cycles a total of 3 alphas and 2 beta releases are planned.
Alpha 1 is pegged for release on June 7th, with the first beta following a few months later on September 6th.
The full list of dates is as follows, but do be aware that they are subject to change.
Alpha 1 – June 7th
Alpha 2 - June 28th
Alpha 3 - August 2nd
Beta 1 - September 6th
Beta 2 - September 27th
Ubuntu 12.10 - October 18th
Release date source