Looks like it is finally happening and an upgrade to 22.04 should be much easier luckily.

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wait, what year is it now? that is a whole lot of exclamation marks for a release of something based on a 29-month-old LTS, five months after the new LTS was already released.

i mean, sure, 20.04 is scheduled to get security updates for another 31 months from now, but, why didn’t they skip over it and just move directly to 22.04?!

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Ubuntu Touch is a highly customized version of Ubuntu 16.04 that still depends on Upstart instead of Systemd. This sadly was a major undertaking to change under the hood and the small team has been working on that for years.

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😱 but… is 16.04 still getting security updates? https://packages.ubuntu.com/ indicates that xenial was removed in July last year.

Do you know what web browser they’re using?

I did know that it’s a highly customized ubuntu derivative but that doesn’t really explain why they wouldn’t have given up on releasing 20.04 by now and moved on to working on 22.04 instead.

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The browser is qtwebengine based and they backported it to a semi recent version of Chromium.

As I said, the port started years ago. They already skipped 18.04. Once 20.04 actually works, an upgrade to 22.04 should not be so difficult as much less changed under the hood between those versions. You can’t constantly try to hit a moving target and 20.04 is still supported a few more years.

Community about running GNU/Linux on phones. Projects like Ubuntu Touch, Plasma Mobile, PostmarketOS, Mobian etc. Either on former Android phones or hardware like the PinePhone.

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