[ubuntu-studio-devel] Ubuntu Studio 19.04 Released!

Erich Eickmeyer eeickmeyer at ubuntu.com
Thu Apr 18 13:15:05 UTC 2019

Ubuntu Studio 19.04 Released! <http://ubuntustudio.org/?p=1564>
The Ubuntu Studio team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 
Studio 19.04, code-named “Disco Dingo”. This marks Ubuntu 
Studio’s 25th release, and is its largest and most feature-full 
release in a long while. This release is a regular release and as such, 
it is supported for 9 months.

For those requiring longer-term support, we encourage you to install 
Ubuntu Studio 18.04 “Bionic Beaver” and add the Ubuntu Studio 
Backports PPA 
<https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuStudio/BackportsPPA>, which 
will keep 18.04 supported through April 2020. Please do not install 
Ubuntu Studio 16.04 LTS anymore as it reaches end-of-life (EOL) on 
April 21, 2019.

Since it’s just out, you may experience some issues, so you might 
want to wait a bit before upgrading. Please see the release notes 
<https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DiscoDingo/ReleaseNotes/UbuntuStudio> for a 
complete list of changes and known issues.

New This Release
Ubuntu Studio Installer
Ubuntu Studio is arguably the most popular multimedia creation 
operating system on Earth. With *Ubuntu Studio Installer 
it is now not only an operating system, but a *complete multimedia 
toolkit for all official flavors of Ubuntu.*

This means you are no longer limited to our default Xfce-based desktop, 
but can now install Ubuntu Studio’s benefits on the Ubuntu flavor of 
your choice.

For more information, please see the official wiki article 

Carla 2.0.0
Officially released on April 15, 2019, *Carla 2.0.0* has been added to 
Ubuntu Studio to replace the outdated jack-rack and add more 

Carla is an audio plugin host that can handle many different types of 
plugins, from Ladspa to DSSI to LV2 to VST. In fact, if you install the 
WINE bridge (not installed by default), Carla can host Windows-compiled 
VST plugins.

Carla can also act as a plugin itself, allowing your DAW to use any 
audio plugin.

Carla also includes a patchbay, which is functionally similar to that 
of Patchage.

Other Changes
*Ubuntu Studio Controls 
been upgraded to 1.7 with many bugfixes, and is now the *preferred 
method for starting Jack.* As such, we ask that you *discontinue use of 
QJackCtl* for starting Jack. QJackCtl remains a good way to monitor 
Jack’s performance and logs.

Also in Ubuntu Studio 19.04 is new default theming for our Desktop 
Environment, Window Manager, and Icons.

Want to help out?
Ubuntu Studio is maintained by a very small team and we are actively 
seeking new contributors. We are looking for *developers*, *packagers* 
and *testers*. Even if you are interested in contributing outside these 
areas, please do not hesitate to reach out. Your contribution is 
precious regardless of your field of activity. We are open to 
volunteers with all expertise levels. Just head over to our contribute 
<http://ubuntustudio.org/contribute/> page to find out how to get 

Found a bug?
Taking the time to report bugs makes a huge difference; it’s the 
first step towards improvement! Clear and specific bug reports is the 
best way to get attention to a problem that needs fixing. The easiest 
way to create a bug report is with the terminal.

Open one up and type: /ubuntu-bug <package>/

Read more about this at 

Special Thanks for This Release
*Erich Eickmeyer*, Council Chair, Communications, Ubuntu Studio 
Installer contributions, Social Media, Packaging, Documentation, 
Artwork, Theming, Vision*Len Ovens*, Council Member, Ubuntu Studio 
Controls, Ubuntu Studio Installer, Coding*Set Hallstrom*, Council 
Member, Guidance*Eylul Dogruel*, Artwork*Ross Gammon*, Council Member, 
Guidance, Packaging, Sage Wisdom*Our many testers and help along the 

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