Ubuntu 16.04.6 RC images for testing

Jeremy Bicha jbicha at ubuntu.com
Fri Feb 22 14:44:39 UTC 2019

On Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM Lukasz Zemczak
<lukasz.zemczak at canonical.com> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> In the light of the recently discovered and fixed apt vulnerability,
> we have decided to re-build all our supported isos that could be
> potentially affected. We did not plan for another xenial point-release
> but oh well, what can you do. Security is important.
> We prepared the first set of xenial 16.04.6 images just now ready for
> testing, visible on the new milestone's isotracker [1]. The release
> date has been set for February 28th.
> A very important thing related to all that: since this is a completely
> out-of-process point-release, flavors are not required to participate
> at all. I have prepared images for all the xenial flavors but we will
> be releasing only those that are marked as ready at the time of
> release.
> So if you're a flavor maintainer and you intend to participate in this
> very-last-minute point-release, please grab the relevant iso and test
> - that would be more than welcome! Otherwise, please be sure to give
> the regular Ubuntu isos a spin and report any issues you might
> encounter.
> Thanks!
> [1] http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/milestones/400/builds
> Cheers,
> --
> Ɓukasz 'sil2100' Zemczak
>  Foundations Team
>  lukasz.zemczak at canonical.com
>  www.canonical.com

Ubuntu GNOME will not be doing a 16.04.6 release since we discourage
new installs of Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 because it will be unsupported
after April and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS has many improvements for GNOME fans.
So I marked the Ubuntu GNOME builds as disabled in the ISO tracker to
not waste the valuable time of our ISO testers.

Jeremy Bicha

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