Ubuntu – Where is 16.04.4 LTS


While I was just reading through the Xenial Xerus Release Schedule, I saw the next point release, being 16.04.4 LTS on February 15th, 2018. I was waiting 4 days for it.

Xenial Xerus Release Schedule | 16.04.4 LTS - Point Release | February 15th, 2018

On the release date, I forgot to turn on my Ubuntu system, so I checked today on Ubuntu Wiki/Releases. Guess what I found; 16.04.3 LTS!

Does anybody know where is the 16.04.4 point release?

Best Answer

It was delayed due to the Meltdown and Spectre security issues. This took up a lot of everybody's time while things were patched and tested. There are still patches coming out for various CPUs. It's a complicated issue and the fixes are far from ideal.

Anyway, the new release date was recently announced as the 1st of March 2018.

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