Canonical’s Lukasz Zemczak launched as of late that the company plans to unlock the fourth repairs exchange of the long-term supported Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) working gadget early subsequent month.
The Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS repairs exchange used to be at first scheduled for unlock as of late, February 15, 2018, nonetheless Canonical decided to delay it last month due to the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities which have been publicly disclosed final month and positioned to affect billions of devices.
Furthermore, a model new unlock date used to be no longer launched until as of late when Canonical said that it might unlock Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS very early subsequent month, on March 1st, 2018. Until then, the company expects to have the complete updates ready inside the archive for present prospects who would wish to exchange their installations.
“Seeing that things are now settling in, we have set the 1st of March as the new planned date release date,” Lukasz Zemczak wrote in a mailing list announcement. “We expect to have all the required pieces available in the archive by that time and will provide images with all the necessary security fixes in place.”
Will embody the kernel and graphics stacks of Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS would be the fourth of 5 scheduled repairs updates for the long-term supported Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) working gadget assortment, and it’s going to ship with up-to-date kernel and graphics stacks based mostly completely on those from Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark).
Canonical promised to offer 5 years of give a lift to for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, until April 2021. The working gadget used to be launched two years previously, on April 21, 2016, and it gained three such repairs updates until now. One additional repairs exchange is deliberate for the Xenial Xerus assortment, Ubuntu 16.04.5, which could arrive later inside the yr.
Until then, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS prospects the utilization of the Ubuntu 16.04.three milestone launched final yr might be able to exchange their installations to the Ubuntu 16.04.4 unlock on March 1, 2018, with out the need to receive the model new ISO footage, which could be designed for model new installations finest.
On April 26, 2018, Canonical plans to unlock a model new long-term supported Ubuntu assortment, the Bionic Beaver, a.okay.a. Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, which could be supported with an equivalent repairs updates containing the newest security and instrument updates until April 2023. All Ubuntu 16.04 LTS prospects could be able to enhance to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.