I'm happy to announce that Kubuntu Artful beta 1 milestone released today, having passed all the mandatory testing, thanks to lots of testers! Thanks so much to each of you.
If possible, we'll also be participating in Beta 2 with the next round of KDE bug-fix releases for the last testing milestone before release of Kubuntu 17.10 on 19 October 2017.
Release notes: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/Beta1/Kubuntu
If you would like to help us seed the torrents, go to http://torrent.ubuntu.com:6969/. To quickly find all the betas: control f and type beta.
Join us in freenode IRC: #kubuntu-devel with praise, help, or bug reports.