Canonical developers have officially announced that the development work for Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) has officially started.
Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) was launched just a few days ago, but the Canonical developers have already started to work on the next version, Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander).
“Saucy is now open for development, with syncs from unstable currently running. The development version starts with updated versions of GCC and boost,” said Canonical’s Matthias Klose, in a message on the development mailing list.
GCC 4.8 will be used as the default compiler, which means that it will come with improved C++11 support, AddressSanitizer, and ThreadSanitizer.
Canonical developers also informed us that Glibc and binutils updates will follow later during this cycle. Besides the obvious release date, October 2013, there is no other information about the upcoming distribution from Canonical.