Ubuntu 22.10 confirmed to use Linux 5.19 kernel
Linux 5.19 was released at the end of July and is expected to be the kernel version of Ubuntu 22.10. After all, the Linux 6.0 stable version won’t be released until early October, and with Canonical’s conservative approach, it’s too early to replace before the 22.10 launch. The kernel code freeze for Ubuntu 22.10 is set for October 6, while the actual Ubuntu 22.10 release is set for October 20.
As of yesterday, the Linux 5.19 kernel build was positioned in kinetic-proposed, and should soon be rolled out to everyday users of the Ubuntu 22.10 development snapshot to replace the existing 5.15-based kernel. There were a lot of hardware support additions and other kernel features between 5.15 and 5.19.
Although Linux 6.0 didn’t make it into Ubuntu 22.10, considering the necessity for DG2/Alchemist Arc Graphics to run better (need to see if any hardware enablement mechanism is carried back from a later version), variousAMDGraphics enabled work, and other new Linux 6.0 features, I believe this is not too far away.
Ubuntu 22.10 will ship with GNOME 43 on the desktop, Mesa 22.2 graphics driver, GCC 12 as the default system compiler, and various other updates.
The feature freeze for Ubuntu 22.10 was implemented last week on August 25th.