Ubuntu 18.04 LTS «Bionic Beaver» release plan unveiled

The release of final version of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS «Bionic Beaver» is planned on the 26.04.2018
31 October 2017   2389

The next release of the Ubuntu with long-term support (LTS) will be version 18.04. A plan is published with the dates of the main stages of the release.

Recently, the code name for the next release of Ubuntu was announced - "Bionic Beaver". In Ubuntu 18.04, the GNOME 3.28 working environment is expected (this will be the first UTS LTS release without Unity by default for a long time) and the Linux kernel 4.15.

As follows from the version - 18.04, - the final release is planned for April next year, and the plan for its preparation is as follows:

  • January 4 - Alpha 1 (for selected editions);
  • February 1 - Alpha 2 (for selected editions);
  • March 1 - "freeze" of opportunities (Feature Freeze, Debian Import Freeze);
  • March 8 - Beta 1 (for selected editions);
  • April 5 - the final beta;
  • April 19 - Release Candidate;
  • April 26 - the final release of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

The development of Ubuntu 18.04 formally started on Friday, October 27.

Nuitka 0.6.6 to be Released

This compiler allows to translate a Python script into a C ++ representation, which can then be compiled into an exe file using libpython
08 January 2020   201

Nuitka 0.6.6 has been released. This is a compiler that allows you to translate a Python script into a C ++ representation, which can then be compiled into an executable file using libpython to ensure maximum compatibility with CPython (using regular CPython tools for managing objects) . Fully compatible with current releases of Python 2.x and 3.x. Compared to CPython, compiled scripts show up to 312% higher performance in pystone tests. Project code is distributed under the Apache license.

The new version adds experimental support for Python 3.8 and provides compatibility with libraries and applications sklearn, osgeo, gdal, dill, scikit-image, skimage, weasyprint, dask, pendulum, pytz and pytzdata. Distutils adds support for individual modules (py_modules, not just packages) and packages with separate namespaces. Work with variables in loops has been optimized and optimized options for the abs and all built-in functions have been implemented, as well as accelerated operations with int and long types. Numerous improvements have been made to reduce memory consumption.
In addition, it is possible to postpone the end of support for the Python 2 branch from January to April. In April 2020, the last final update of the Python 2.7 branch will be generated, after which the corrective releases will not be published. At the same time, work on fixing vulnerabilities in Python 2.7 will be continued by community representatives who are interested in continuing to support this branch in their products. For example, Red Hat will continue to maintain packages with Python 2.7 throughout the entire life cycle of RHEL 6 and 7 distributions, and for RHEL 8 it will generate package updates in the Application Stream until June 2024. Recall that the Python 2.7 branch was formed in 2010 and it was originally planned to stop supporting it in 2015, but due to the insufficiently active migration of projects to Python 3, the lifetime of Python 2 was extended to 2020.