Ubuntu 16.04.6 RC images for testing

Erich Eickmeyer 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 [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.
> Thanks,
> 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.

Erich Eickmeyer

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