Reminder - Bionic kernel freeze is April 12
seth.forshee at canonical.com
Wed Apr 4 18:07:29 UTC 2018
On Wed, Apr 04, 2018 at 01:09:03PM -0400, Gizmo Chicken wrote:
> A few months ago, I posted a suggestion on the Ubuntu Community Hub
> requesting that the Kernel Team "Please consider shipping Ubuntu 18.04
> LTS with Linux Kernel 4.16."
> Please see https://community.ubuntu.com/t/suggestion-please-consider-shipping-ubuntu-18-04-lts-with-linux-kernel-4-16/4002
> Linux 4.16 was released earlier this week. I’ve installed it from
> kernel-ppa/mainline onto two different systems running Bionic Beaver,
> and so far, I haven’t noticed any adverse issues on either system.
> While I realize that it is increasingly less likely that Ubuntu 18.04
> LTS will ship with Linux 4.16, I do hope that the Kernel Team will at
> least test kernel 4.16 before the “kernel freeze” for Bionic Beaver.
> And who knows, if those tests go well, maybe Ubuntu 18.04 LTS could
> ship with 4.16, instead of 4.15.
> Is there any chance that the Kernel Team will at least test kernel
> 4.16 before the “kernel freeze” for Bionic Beaver?
We are giving it some amount of testing. However there just wasn't
goinig to be enough time between 4.16 final and kernel freeze to get all
the features added, testing, bug fixes, etc. to ship 4.16 with 18.04, so
we settled some time ago on 4.15.
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