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

The Fridge - 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

Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) released

The Fridge - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 06:32
Codenamed "Artful Aardvark", Ubuntu 17.10 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technology into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. As always, the team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs. Under the hood, there have been updates to many core packages, including a new 4.13-based kernel, glibc 2.26, gcc 7.2, and much more. Ubuntu Desktop has had a major overhaul, with the switch from Unity as our default desktop to GNOME3 and gnome-shell. Along with that, there are the usual incremental improvements, with newer versions of GTK and Qt, and updates to major packages like Firefox and LibreOffice. Ubuntu Server 17.10 includes the Pike release of OpenStack, alongside deployment and management tools that save devops teams time when deploying distributed applications - whether on private clouds, public clouds, x86, ARM, or POWER servers, z System mainframes, or on developer laptops. Several key server technologies, from MAAS to juju, have been updated to new upstream versions with a variety of new features. The newest Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio, and Xubuntu are also being released today. More details can be found for these at their individual release notes: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseNotes#Official_flavours Maintenance updates will be provided for 9 months for all flavours releasing with 17.10. To get Ubuntu 17.10 ------------------- In order to download Ubuntu 17.10, visit: http://www.ubuntu.com/download Users of Ubuntu 17.04 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 17.10. For further information about upgrading, see: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/upgrade As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free of charge. We recommend that all users read the release notes, which document caveats, workarounds for known issues, as well as more in-depth notes on the release itself. They are available at: http://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseNotes

 

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/2017-October/000226.html

 

Originally posted to the ubuntu-announce mailing list on Thu Oct 19 13:08:46 UTC 2017 by Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team

Please get to testing Artful RCs (20171015)

The Fridge - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 00:37

Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team, has spun up a set of images for everyone with serial 20171015.

Those images are *not* final images (ISO volid and base-files are still
not set to their final values), intentionally, as we had some hiccups
with langpack uploads that are landing just now.

That said, we need as much testing as possible, bugs reported (and, if
you can, fixed), so we can turn around and have slightly more final
images produced on Monday morning.  If we get no testing, we get no
fixing, so no time like the present to go bug-hunting.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-release/2017-October/004224.html

Originally posted to the ubuntu-release mailing list on Sun Oct 15 05:40:12 UTC 2017  by Adam Conrad on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team

Artful Aardvark (17.10) Final Freeze

The Fridge - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 17:29

Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team is pleased to announce that artful has entered the Final Freeze period in preparation for the final release of Ubuntu 17.10 next week.

The current uploads in the queue will be reviewed and either accepted or rejected as appropriate by pre-freeze standards, but anything from here on should fit two broad categories:

1) Release critical bugs that affect ISOs, installers, or otherwise can’t be fixed easily post-release.

2) Bug fixes that would be suitable for post-release SRUs, which we may choose to accept, reject, or shunt to -updates for 0-day SRUs on a case-by-base basis.

For unseeded packages that aren’t on any media or in any supported sets, it’s still more or less a free-for-all, but do take care not to upload changes that you can’t readily validate before release.  That is, ask yourself if the current state is “good enough”, compared to the burden of trying to fix all the bugs you might accidentally be introducing with your shiny new upload.

We will shut down cronjobs and spin some RC images late Friday or early Saturday once the archive and proposed-migration have settled a bit, and we expect everyone with a vested interest in a flavour (or two) and a few spare hours here and there to get to testing to make sure we have another uneventful release next week.  Last minute panic is never fun.

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-release/2017-October/004221.html

Originally posted to the ubuntu-release mailing list on Fri Oct 13 08:42 UTC 2017 by Adam Conrad on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 520

The Fridge - Tue, 10/03/2017 - 21:59

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #520 for the weeks of September 19 – October 2, 2017, and the full version is available here.

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