Work towards next month's planned release of Kubuntu 11.10 reached another milestone today with the release of Kubuntu 11.10 Beta 1. The standard Kubuntu KDE Plasma workspaces for desktops and netbooks and associated applications are largely feature complete. More details and download information may be found here.
After a break to package KDE SC 4.7.0, the second alpha release of Kubuntu Oneiric has been released. It features the latest stable release of KDE's Plasma workspace and applications (4.7) and KDEPIM 4.7. It also features an updated Amarok and provides the Muon Software Center and Muon Package manager by default. More details may be found here.