Linux News Today: Mythbuntu 16.04 LTS Out Now as a Point Release for 14.04 LTS, Gets MythTV 0.28
We almost forgot to tell you about the release of the Mythbuntu 16.04 LTS operating system, the officially recognized Ubuntu flavor build around the MythTV media center software.
When we reported earlier on the release of Xubuntu 16.04 LTS and Lubuntu 16.04 LTS, we said that they’re the last two Ubuntu flavors we’re going to write about as part of the massive Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) launch on April 21, 2016, but we forgot about Mythbuntu, which only participates in LTS (Long Term Support) releases.
But don’t expect too much from Mythbuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), because the distribution’s maintainers have noted the fact that this is nothing more than a simple point release to the current LTS version of the operating system, Mythbuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), which means that users of this OS don’t even need to upgrade to get the features implemented in the Xenial branch.
“Mythbuntu 16.04 has been released. This is a point release on our 14.04 LTS release. If you are already on 14.04, you can get these same updates via the normal update process. This is our third LTS release and will be supported until shortly after the 18.04 release.,” reads the announcement. “The Mythbuntu team would like to thank our ISO testers for helping find critical bugs before release. You guys rock!”
Built around MythTV 0.28
So, if you’re wondering what’s new in Mythbuntu 16.04 LTS, we can tell you now that besides the core components borrowed from its bigger brother, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, such as Linux kernel 4.4 LTS, Glibc 2.23, etc., it brings the latest version of the open-source MythTV media center software, version 0.28. Therefore, Mythbuntu 16.04 LTS is only compatible with MythTV 0.28 systems.
As mentioned before, the MythTV 0.28 component can also be installed in previous, still supported Mythbuntu releases, such as 14.04 LTS, through the official software repositories of the GNU/Linux distribution. Other than that, Mythbuntu 16.04 LTS will receive three years of support with critical security patches and software updates. You can download Mythbuntu 16.04 LTS right now via our website.