Ubuntu 20.04.3 delayed until August 26th

Lukasz Zemczak lukasz.zemczak at canonical.com
Tue Aug 10 08:30:34 UTC 2021


While working towards the 20.04.3 milestone, we received reports of
the currently available shim package causing daily builds of our
installation media to fail to boot on some devices[1]. A fix for that
is now in progress, but as we would like to make sure the new version
of the package is well tested before candidate images are built.
Subsequently, we decided more time is needed. In addition to that we
are also investigating an unrelated issue with our RISC-V images[2],
whose root cause is not yet fully understood. As we feel that rushing
things through is not the right way to go, we decided to play it safe
and delay the point-release date a week, to August 26th.

That being said, we will be freezing the focal-updates pocket at the
same date as originally planned (on August 12th), afterwards only
releasing packages that are critical for the .3 milestone. Let’s all
use the additional week for further testing.

Remember that the progress of the 20.04.3 release can be tracked at
any time via our release status tracking post on discourse:

Thank you.

On behalf of the release team,

Łukasz 'sil2100' Zemczak
 Foundations Team
 lukasz.zemczak at canonical.com

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