14.04.x HWE Stack EOL Notification

Leann Ogasawara leann.ogasawara at canonical.com
Thu Jul 7 01:42:06 UTC 2016


In an effort to support a wider variety of hardware within the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
release, the 14.04.2 and newer point releases shipped with hardware
enablement stacks composed of updated kernels and graphics stacks.  The
intention has always been for these hardware enablement stacks to only
remain supported until the introduction of the kernel and graphics stack
derived from 16.04.  On August 4, 2016, the 5th and final point release for
14.04 (ie. 14.04.5) will deliver the kernel and graphics stack derived from
16.04.  At that time, security updates and bug fixes for older hardware
enablement stacks will no longer be provided.  All users of older hardware
enablement stacks will be encouraged to update to the 16.04 hardware
enablement stack or fully upgrade to the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS release.
Instructions for updating will be provided in the 14.04.5 release notes and
added to the following wiki as we approach the 14.04.5 point release.


The Ubuntu Kernel Team
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