As all Ubuntu LTS series, the Bionic Beaver will receive up to five-point releases that bring a new installation medium with up-to-date components to make the deployment of the operating system less painful. The latest point release in the series is Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS, released on August 8th, 2019.
Besides updated core components and applications, as well as various improvements, the Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS point release also brought upgraded kernel and graphics stacks from Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo), such as Linux kernel 5.0 and Mesa 19.0, to the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS series. New point release for Ubuntu LTS version is released every six months, so the next one, Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS has been slated for February 6th, 2020. Most probably, it will ship with updated kernel and graphics stacks based on those from the latest Ubuntu release, namely Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine). Canonical also published the release date of the last point release in the Bionic Beaver series, Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS, which should hit the streets on August 6th, 2020.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht