[Solved] Mint 20.04 release after ubuntu 18.04

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[Solved] Mint 20.04 release after ubuntu 18.04

Post by deepakdeshp » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:04 am

I feel the Mint release 20.04 should be out in May/June 2018. It's a major release hence looking forward to it.
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Re: Ubuntu 20.04 release after ubuntu 18.04

Post by Cosmo. » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:36 am

What do you want to say? Ubuntu 20.04 in the year 2018: Definitely not. Mint 20.04: This will following the existing version scheme never exist and Mint 20.x definitely not in 2018.

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Re: Ubuntu 20.04 release after ubuntu 18.04

Post by michael louwe » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:58 am

deepakdeshp wrote:I feel the Mint release 20.04 should be out in May/June 2018. It's a major release hence looking forward to it.
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No, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will be released in April 2018, followed by the release of Linux Mint 19.0 LTS about 1 month later.

Linux Mint LTS is based on Ubuntu LTS.

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS will be released in April 2020, followed by the release of LM 20 LTS about 1 month later.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS was released in April 2016, followed by the release of LM 18.0 LTS in May 2016.

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Re: Ubuntu 20.04 release after ubuntu 18.04

Post by deepakdeshp » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:05 am

michael louwe wrote:
deepakdeshp wrote:I feel the Mint release 20.04 should be out in May/June 2018. It's a major release hence looking forward to it.
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No, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will be released in April 2018, followed by the release of Linux Mint 19.0 LTS about 1 month later.

Linux Mint LTS is based on Ubuntu LTS.

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS will be released in April 2020, followed by the release of LM 20 LTS about 1 month later.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS was released in April 2016, followed by the release of LM 18.0 LTS in May 2016.
Thank you. But there is a difference of 2 now between Ubuntu and Mint. eg Mint is at 18 now based on Ubuntu 16. Following that convension I thought Ubuntu 18 will e the base for Mint 20.
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Re: Mint 20.04 release after ubuntu 18.04

Post by Pierre » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:14 am

the LinuxMint project would have eventually raced past Ubuntu,
& back when it was changing it's numbering on Every Release.
:mrgreen:
but, now that the LinuxMint project is based upon the Ubuntu LTS , thus the numbering is much slower.
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Re: Mint 20.04 release after ubuntu 18.04

Post by deepakdeshp » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:26 am

Pierre wrote:the LinuxMint project would have eventually raced past Ubuntu,
& back when it was changing it's numbering on Every Release.
:mrgreen:
but, now that the LinuxMint project is based upon the Ubuntu LTS , thus the numbering is much slower.
That's right Even numbered Ubuntu releases are LTS but that's not the case with Mint. I should have known.My bad
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Re: Mint 20.04 release after ubuntu 18.04

Post by michael louwe » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:42 am

@deepakdeshp, .......
deepakdeshp wrote:That's right Even numbered Ubuntu releases are LTS but that's not the case with Mint. I should have known.My bad
Ubuntu LTS version naming is based on "Year and Month" of release, eg Ubuntu 16.04 LTS was released in April(= 04) 2016(= 16). Ubuntu LTS versions are released by Canonical Inc every 2 years. Hence, the even numbers.

After the release of the LTS version, Canonical release new non-LTS versions every 6 months to cater for new or modern features and the newest Linux kernels, eg Ubuntu 16.10(= released in Oct 2016), Ubuntu 17.04(= released in April 2017) and Ubuntu 17.10(= uses kernel 4.13, drops the Unity DE and 32bit support).
... Ubuntu non-LTS versions are supported for only 9 months. They are like bleeding-edge Beta releases = install them only on non-Production machines. The recent Ubuntu 17.10 corrupted the BIOS of some computers.

Canonical also issue irregular Point Releases for Ubuntu LTS to cater for bug fixes and newer Linux kernels, eg Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS(= uses kernel 4.10).
... LM 18.1 LTS is based on Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS and ... LM 18.3 LTS is based on Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS.

Linux Mint LTS is based on Ubuntu LTS and LM's version naming is based on consecutive numbers. It would have been too confusing if LM's version naming is also based on "Year and Month" of release.

(source; Wikipedia)
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P S - You can find the Debian version on which your Ubuntu version is based in the file: /etc/debian_version

From 10.04 up to 17.04:

17.10 artful stretch / sid
17.04 zesty stretch / sid
16.10 yakkety stretch / sid
16.04 xenial stretch / sid
15.10 wily jessie / sid
15.04 vivid jessie / sid
14.10 utopic jessie / sid
14.04 trusty jessie / sid
13.10 saucy wheezy / sid
13.04 raring wheezy / sid
12.10 quantal wheezy / sid
12.04 precise wheezy / sid
11.10 oneiric wheezy / sid
11.04 natty squeeze / sid
10.10 maverick squeeze / sid
10.04 lucid squeeze / sid

sid is the development distribution of Debian (sid - testing - stable)

Stretch is Debian 9, Jessie is Debian 8 and Wheezy is Debian 7.

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Re: Mint 20.04 release after ubuntu 18.04

Post by deepakdeshp » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:45 am

michael louwe wrote:@deepakdeshp, .......
deepakdeshp wrote:That's right Even numbered Ubuntu releases are LTS but that's not the case with Mint. I should have known.My bad
Ubuntu LTS version naming is based on "Year and Month" of release, eg Ubuntu 16.04 LTS was released in April(= 04) 2016(= 16). Ubuntu LTS versions are released by Canonical Inc every 2 years. Hence, the even numbers.

After the release of the LTS version, Canonical release new non-LTS versions every 6 months to cater for new or modern features and the newest Linux kernels, eg Ubuntu 16.10(= released in Oct 2016), Ubuntu 17.04(= released in April 2017) and Ubuntu 17.10(= uses kernel 4.13, drops the Unity DE and 32bit support).
... Ubuntu non-LTS versions are supported for only 9 months. They are like bleeding-edge Beta releases = install them only on non-Production machines. The recent Ubuntu 17.10 corrupted the BIOS of some computers.

Canonical also issue irregular Point Releases for Ubuntu LTS to cater for bug fixes and newer Linux kernels, eg Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS(= uses kernel 4.10).
... LM 18.1 LTS is based on Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS and ... LM 18.3 LTS is based on Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS.

Linux Mint LTS is based on Ubuntu LTS and LM's version naming is based on consecutive numbers. It would have been too confusing if LM's version naming is also based on "Year and Month" of release.

(source; Wikipedia)
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P S - You can find the Debian version on which your Ubuntu version is based in the file: /etc/debian_version

From 10.04 up to 17.04:

17.10 artful stretch / sid
17.04 zesty stretch / sid
16.10 yakkety stretch / sid
16.04 xenial stretch / sid
15.10 wily jessie / sid
15.04 vivid jessie / sid
14.10 utopic jessie / sid
14.04 trusty jessie / sid
13.10 saucy wheezy / sid
13.04 raring wheezy / sid
12.10 quantal wheezy / sid
12.04 precise wheezy / sid
11.10 oneiric wheezy / sid
11.04 natty squeeze / sid
10.10 maverick squeeze / sid
10.04 lucid squeeze / sid

sid is the development distribution of Debian (sid - testing - stable)

Stretch is Debian 9, Jessie is Debian 8 and Wheezy is Debian 7.
That's quite informative. Thank you.
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