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Xenial 16.04.4 Call For Testing (All Flavours)

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 01:59
Some time ago our first release candidate builds for all flavours that released with xenial have been posted to the ISO tracker [1] into the 16.04.4 milestone. As with each point-release, we would need volunteers to grab the ISOs of their flavour/flavours of choice and perform general testing. We obviously are mostly looking for regressions from 16.04.3, but please fill in any bugs you encounter (against the respective source packages on Launchpad). There is still time until the target release date on 1st of March, but for now we're not considering pulling in any more fixes besides ones for potential release-blockers that we encounter. With enough luck the images that have been made available just now might be the ones we release on Thursday. Thank you! [1] http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/milestones/386/builds https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-release/2018-February/004297.html Originally posted to the Ubuntu Release mailing list on Fri Feb 23 22:33:06 UTC 2018 by Lukasz Zemczak, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team

Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) reached End of Life on January 13, 2018

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 06:32
Ubuntu announced its 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) release almost 9 months ago, on April 13, 2017. As a non-LTS release, 17.04 has a 9-month support cycle and, as such, will reach end of life on Saturday, January 13th. At that time, Ubuntu Security Notices will no longer include information or updated packages for Ubuntu 17.04. The supported upgrade path from Ubuntu 17.04 is via Ubuntu 17.10. Instructions and caveats for the upgrade may be found at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Upgrades Ubuntu 17.10 continues to be actively supported with security updates and select high-impact bug fixes. Announcements of security updates for Ubuntu releases are sent to the ubuntu-security-announce mailing list, information about which may be found at: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-security-announce Development of a complete response to the highly-publicized Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities is ongoing, and due to the timing with respect to this End of Life, we will not be providing updated Linux kernel packages for Ubuntu 17.04. We advise users to upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10 and install the updated kernel packages for that release when they become available. For more information about Canonical’s response to the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, see: https://insights.ubuntu.com/2018/01/04/ubuntu-updates-for-the-meltdown-spectre-vulnerabilities/ Since its launch in October 2004 Ubuntu has become one of the most highly regarded Linux distributions with millions of users in homes, schools, businesses and governments around the world. Ubuntu is Open Source software, costs nothing to download, and users are free to customise or alter their software in order to meet their needs. https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2018-January/000227.html Originally posted to the ubuntu-announce mailing list on Fri Jan 5 22:23:25 UTC 2018 by Steve Langasek, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team