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   1690

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.

Node.js v12.0.0 to be Rolled Out

It has giant list of updates, improvements and changes
24 April 2019   110

The release of Node.js 12.0.0, a platform for executing network applications in JavaScript, is available. Node.js 12.0 refers to branches with a long period of support, but this status will be assigned only in October, after stabilization. Updates for LTS branches are issued for 3 years. Support for the last LTS branch of Node.js 10.0 will last until April 2021, and the year before last LTS-branch 8.0 until January 2020. Support for the intermediate branch Node.js 11.0 will be discontinued in June 2019. The lifetime of the LTS branch 6.0 will end on April 30.

These are some of the large list of updates and new staff:

  • V8 engine was updated to version 7.4 with support for asynchronous stack traces, increasing await performance, parsing JavaScript and calls when the actual and declared number of arguments does not match;
  • TLS 1.3 is now supported in the tls module and TLS 1.0 / 1.1 is shutdown by default;
  • Enhancing protection and checks on the size of allocated memory in the Buffer class;

Get more info at official website.