First core18 alpha image


we are happy to announce that the first core18 amd64 image is up and ready for testing. The image is build from the beta channel.

Some highlights:

  • core18 (Ubuntu 18.04 based) is used for booting
  • pc-kernel from the “18” channel is used as the kernel (version 4.15)
  • pc gadget displays the “display-name” from the gadget (which is “Ubuntu Core 18”
  • snapd snap contains the latest git version of snap but will soon be updated to 2.35~pre1
  • running core16 snaps is fully supported

The image can be downloaded from - once it is more stable it will move to a more official location.

Have fun!