On February 19, 2016, Canonical’s Joseph Salisbury reports for the Ubuntu community the latest news from the Ubuntu Kernel Team, which just released their weekly newsletter with information about the latest kernel work for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
“Our Xenial kernel remains based on v4.4.1 and is available for testing in the archive, i.e linux-4.4.0-6.21. Please test and let us know your results. Also, as an early reminder, Xenial Kernel Freeze is Thurs, April 7. We encourage anyone needing kernel patches pulled into Xenial to please submit them well in advance of Kernel Freeze to allow for as much testing as possible,” developers explained.
Please note that Ubuntu itself won’t be part of the first Beta release, but it will be ready for public testing during the Final Beta announcement on March 24, 2016. After that, the development cycle of Xenial Xerus will continue with the Final Freeze on April 14, when the Release Candidate images will be available internally, and the final release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on April 21.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht