Ubuntu 16.04.6 RC images for testing
erich at ericheickmeyer.com
Fri Feb 22 15:59:59 UTC 2019
On 2/22/2019 6:44 AM, Jeremy Bicha wrote:
> 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 . 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
>> 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
>>  http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/milestones/400/builds
>> Łukasz 'sil2100' Zemczak
>> Foundations Team
>> lukasz.zemczak at 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
Likewise, Ubuntu Studio will not be doing a 16.04.6 release for the same
reasons. In our case, though, it will leave us without an LTS, but we're
doing our best to support 18.04 until the release of 20.04 LTS.
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