Ubuntu is just one of the Linux operating systems. It is an open-source operating system which is free for distribution. Ubuntu has already been releasing a lot of versions. As of writing, the latest version available is the Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish. This year 2019, a new version is coming our way! Are you ready for the Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo’s arrival? Here is what you have to know:
Ubuntu 19.04 a.k.a. Disco Dingo
Ubuntu has its naming standard. The latest Ubuntu has a code name that starts with letter C. For the coming Ubuntu, the code name is the Disco Dingo. Dingo is actually a kind of dog native from Australia. As of writing, there is no statement released yet as to what does Ubuntu 19.04’s name really means. The Ubuntu community has been coming up with a lot of interesting ideas with this.
On the other hand, if you have been on Ubuntu ever since, you will notice that not all of their versions are LTS release. Since Ubuntu 14.04, there have only been three LTS releases yet. This year’s Ubuntu 19.04 release is not one of them.
Ubuntu 19.04 on 18th of April, 2019
The number of Ubuntu’s version indicates the month and year of release. So Ubuntu 19.04 is set to be released on the month of April 2019. Here is the precise release schedule of Ubuntu which is still subject for any possible change:
- November 29, 2018 – Feature definition freeze.
- January 3 and 31, 2019 – First 2 Ubuntu Testing weeks. These weeks are basically the Alpha/Beta releases and are optional. It starts from Tuesday through Thursdays.
- February 21, 2019 – Feature Freeze. This version will not introduce new features at this point. However, the developers and as well as the users will continue to work on improving the existing features.
- February 28, 2019 – Another testing week.
- March 14, 2019 – UI Freeze. If you plan to write documentation, do tutorials, or take screenshots, you should start from this day onwards. By then, there will be no further changes to the entirety of Ubuntu’s user interface.
- March 21, 2019 – Documentation String Freeze. The documentation will not anymore be changed. If you plan to translate the documentation, we suggest you do it from this day onwards.
- March 28, 2019 – Beta Freeze.
- April 4, 2019 – Kernel Freeze.
- April 11, 2019 – Final Freeze. No updates will be done with rare exceptions of fixing bugs if anything is found.
- April 18, 2019 – Final Release. Everyone can finally update their operating system at this point!
Ubuntu 19.04 Lifespan Update
LTS releases of various versions of Ubuntu tend to get 5 years of updates. So with Ubuntu 19.04, the same as usual, it will get 9 months of updates until it gets outdated as it is a non-LTS release. Probably the Ubuntu 19.04 will not be supported anymore around January of 2020.
Any New Features?
As of writing, there is no definite information yet as to what new features are part of the inclusion. If we base it from Ubuntu 18.10’s, the new features that were supposed to be added got postponed. So we thought that it might come back in the coming version. During
Linux Kernel 5.0
Just like the GNOME 3.32, Linux Kernel 5.0 will probably surface during 19.04’s development cycle. This makes it a perfect candidate as well.
Android integration is actually set for Ubuntu 18.10. Unfortunately, it did not push through. A good Android integration with GSConnect might possibly be available in the new release.
- Among the Ubuntu beginners, it is always a misconception with the 04 releases as LTS. So for the record, not all 04 releases from Ubuntu are actually LTS. Ubuntu 19.04 is not the first 04 to be a
non-LTS release. Basically, it will be its EOL after serving for 9 months.
- You may want to use Ubuntu 19.04 for a server. If you are looking for servers, you can try from Bluehost or any other hosts.
And that’s it! Do you have any other questions to raise about the coming Ubuntu 19.04? Please do comment down below.