Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Delayed Until February 2, Will Bring Linux 4.8, Newer Mesa
If you’ve been waiting to upgrade your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system to the 16.04.2 point release, which should have hit the streets a couple of days ago, you’ll have to wait until February 2.
We hate to give you guys bad news, but Canonical’s engineers are still working hard these days to port all the goodies from the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) repositories to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, which is a long-term supported version, until 2019. These include the Linux 4.8 kernel packages and an updated graphics stack based on a newer X.Org Server version and Mesa 3D Graphics Library.
“Due to some parts of the HWE stack still being in flux, the 16.04.2 release will be pushed back to Feb 2,” said Adam Conrad, Software Engineer at Canonical. “D… (read more)
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