[ubuntu-studio-users] Ubuntu Studio 19.04 (Disco Dingo) Beta Released

Erich Eickmeyer eeickmeyer at ubuntu.com
Fri Mar 29 02:19:29 UTC 2019

Ubuntu Studio 19.04 (Disco Dingo) Beta Released 
The Ubuntu Studio team is pleased to announce the beta release of 
Ubuntu Studio 19.04, codenamed Disco Dingo.

While this beta is reasonably free of any showstopper CD build or 
installer bugs, you may find some bugs within. This image is, however, 
reasonably representative of what you will find when Ubuntu Studio 
19.04 is released on April 18, 2019.

New Features
In terms of new features, Ubuntu Studio 19.04 will include a new 
version of the Ubuntu Studio Metapackage Installer, renamed to *Ubuntu 
Studio Installer*. This package is used to add features you may have 
opted-out of during installation. With this release, Ubuntu Studio can 
now be installed on top of a default Ubuntu  
<https://ubuntu.com/>installation or any flavor thereof such as Kubuntu 
<https://kubuntu.org/>, Xubuntu, <https://xubuntu.org/> Lubuntu 
<https://lubuntu.me/>, Ubuntu MATE <https://ubuntu-mate.org/>, Ubuntu 
Budgie <https://ubuntubudgie.org/>, or Ubuntu Kylin 
<https://ubuntukylin.com/>. Documentation on this feature is coming 

Another major new feature is the addition of the upcoming *Carla 2.0*, 
originally from the KXStudio <https://kx.studio/> project. Carla is an 
audio plugin host and graphical patchbay which can be used as an audio 
plugin itself, and also can be used as a bridge to use VST plugins 
compiled for Windows using WINE. Please note that this WINE bridge is 
not installed by default, but is available in the Ubuntu repositories.

With the addition of Carla, jack-rack has been removed from the default 
installation for obsolescence reasons, and because Carla duplicates its 

Also included are new GTK and icon themes which modernize the look and 
feel of Ubuntu Studio.

Known Issues
There is a known bug with the installer. Due to the new theme, there 
are occurrences of black text on a dark gray background. We intend to 
fix this before 19.04 is released. (Bug #1822134) 

Official Ubuntu Studio release notes can be found at 

Further known issues, mostly pertaining to the desktop environment, can 
be found at <https://wiki.xubuntu.org/releases/19.04/release-notes>

Additionally, the main Ubuntu release notes contain more generic 
issues: <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DiscoDingo/ReleaseNotes>

Installing Ubuntu Studio 19.04 Beta
To upgrade to Ubuntu Studio 19.04 Beta, follow these instructions:

The Ubuntu Studio 19.04 Beta images can be downloaded at:

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