Linux News Today: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Flavours Prepare for Their First "Xenial Xerus" Beta Release
It’s an early call, but it looks like some of the maintainers of the official Ubuntu flavours are now discussing which one of them will be participating in the upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Beta 1 release.
The first Beta of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will be available only for the opt-in flavours, and until now only the Ubuntu MATE, Lubuntu and Ubuntu Kylin were the ones to participate in the previous two Alpha builds, but it remains to be seen if more flavours will be joining the Beta 1 release.
“Flavour leads and/or release teams – I understand this is early for the Xenial Beta 1 – but with the Trusty .4 point release dropping back a week, we will have enough on our plates next week,” read’s the announcement. “So – if you’re intending to participate in the Xenial Beta 1 milestone please respond to this mail.”
According to the official release schedule, which suffered no modifications until now, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Beta 1 should hit the streets in exactly two weeks from today, on February 25, 2016. After that, the development cycle of Xenial Xerus will continue with the second and final Beta build on March 24, were Ubuntu itself will also participate.
The final release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) is expected on April 21, 2016, for Ubuntu and all the official flavours, including Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Mythbuntu, Ubuntu Studio, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Lubuntu, and Xubuntu. Next week, we shall have more details on the progress for the Beta 1 release.