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Ubuntu 18.04.5 and 16.04.7 LTS Release Candidate ISOs Now Ready for Public Testing

Aug 10, 2020, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Nestor)

After last week's release of Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS as the first point release in the Focal Fossa series, Canonical is now working on new point releases for its long-term supported Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system series. You reaction right now would be like, wait, Ubuntu 16.04.7? Aren't there only five point releases during the life cycle of an Ubuntu LTS series? Yes, you're right, Canonical usually bakes only five ISO point releases for each LTS series, but sometime they have to release emergency ISOs because of some nasty bugs.

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