The development of Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) is going forward as planned and the developers are upgrading the Linux kernel for this distribution at an even pace.
There is a good chance that the final version of Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) will use Linux kernel 3.11, but until then, Canonical has to work with the latest one. At this time, Linux kernel 3.10 RC5 is the newest one released.
“Our Saucy unstable branch has been rebased to the latest v3.10-rc5 upstream kernel. We are still holding off on a v3.10 based upload due to missing AUFS support as well as some DKMS package failures we would like to resolve.
“We have however gone ahead and rebased our Saucy master branch to the recent v3.9.5 upstream stable,” said Joseph Salisbury during the Ubuntu Kernel Team meeting.
Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) is scheduled to launch in October.