Ubuntu - release and support schedule

Support length
• Regular releases are supported for 9 months.
• Long Term Support (LTS) releases are for 5 years.
• Extended Security Maintenace (ESM) releases are for 7-10 years.
• Older releases may have different support length.




Release cadence
• Releases are published in a time based fashion every 6 months.
• The releases follows a planned schedule.




Ubuntu Code name Release date End of life
19.10 Eoan TBA TBA
19.04 Disco Dingo April 2019 January 2020
18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish October 2018 July 2018
18.04.2 ESM Bionic Beaver April 2018 April 2028
18.04.2 LTS

April 2023
17.10.1 Artful Aardvark October 2017 July 2017
17.04 Zesty Zapus April 2017 January 2017
16.10 Yakkety Yak October 2016 July 2017
16.04.6 ESM Xenial Xerus April 2016 April 2024
16.04.6 LTS

April 2021
15.10 Wily Werewolf October 2015 July 2016
15.04 Vivid Vervet April 2015 January 2016
14.10 Utopic Unicorn October 2014 July 2015
14.04.6 ESM Trusty Tahr April 2015 April 2022
14.04.6 LTS

April 2019
13.10 Saucy Salamander October 2013 July 2014
13.04 Raring Ringtail April 2015 January 2014
12.10 Quantal Quetzal October 2012 May 2014
12.04.5 ESM Precise Pangolin April 2012 April 2019
12.04.5 LTS

April 2017
11.10 Oneiric Ocelot October 2011 May 2013
11.04 Natty Narwhal April 2011 October 2012
10.10 Maverick Meerkat October 2010 April 2012
10.04.4 LTS Lucid Lynx April 2010 April 2015
9.10 Karmic Koala October 2009 April 2011
9.04 Jaunty Jackalope April 2009 October 2010
8.10 Intrepid Ibex October 2008 April 2010
8.04.4 LTS Hardy Heron April 2008 May 2013
7.10 Gutsy Gibbon October 2007 April 2009
7.04 Feisty Fawn April 2007 October 2008
6.10 Edgy Eft October 2006 April 2008
6.06.1 LTS Dapper Drake June 2006 June 2011
5.10 Breezy Badger October 2005 April 2007
5.04 Hoary Hedgehog April 2005 October 2006
4.10 Warty Warthog October 2004 April 2006




Ubuntu Distribution Release Cycle





Ubuntu Linux Kernel Cycle





Release announcements
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-announce/




Release team
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReleaseTeam




Website
http://www.ubuntu.com/




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