Ubuntu Studio 14.04 LTS will be supported for 3 years, like all the other official flavors of Ubuntu, while Ubuntu vanilla will be supported for 5 years.
Get Ubuntu Studio 14.04 LTS
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Upgrading from a previous release
Upgrading is not recommended because of various bugs. One of those bugs is 1284635. But, if you still prefer to perform an upgrade, follow these instructions:
To upgrade from Ubuntu Studio 13.10 using GUI tools:
- Open Software Sources.
- Press Alt+F2 and type in "update-manager" (without the quotes) into the command box.
- Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release '14.04 LTS' is available.
- Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.
To upgrade from Ubuntu Studio 13.10 using CLI tools:
Install the update-manager-core package if it is not already installed.
Launch the upgrade tool with the command sudo do-release-upgrade.
- Follow the on-screen instructions.
Feature Changes for 14.04 LTS
- New installer ubiquity plugin which allows you to select packages to install from our workflow metas, audio, video, graphics, photography and publishing.
- linux-lowlatency is now merged with linux-generic master branch, which means the two are almost identical feature wise. linux-lowlatency continues to be configured for preemtiveness and irq threading and depends on the rtirq script.
- EFI support
- gtk3 indicator support in the panel
IBus was dropped (1284635)
- Speech-dispatcher and espeak were added, in addition to Orca and brltty, to further improve accessibility with braille and speech support during installation.
As with every new release, packages--applications and software of all kinds--are being updated at a rapid pace. Many of these packages came from an automatic sync from Debian's unstable branch; others have been explicitly pulled in for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
For a list of all packages being accepted for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, please subscribe to trusty-changes.
- Wrong default kb layout in login screen after installation.
Wrong default language in session after installation (1308936)
usb2/usb3 audio devices may perform badly (1308628)
Xfce4 Power Manager does not restore screen power (1259339). You can try running xrandr, which has worked as a problem-free workaround for some users. Alternatively, to restore a working desktop go to TTY1 (Ctrl+Alt+F1) and restart lightdm with sudo service lightdm restart. NOTE: You will lose all unsaved work in progress! It appears that all instances of this bug so far are caused by suspending by closing the laptop lid - suspending from the logout dialog works to the best of our knowledge.
Window manager shortcut keys don't work after reboot (1292290)
IBus is dropped from the default installation due to a high-influencing bug (1284635); the team looks to get this bug fixed soon and to reintroduce IBus in a future point release. If you are upgrading to 14.04 from a current version in which IBus is still installed but unused - you will need to either set-up IBus for your keyboard layout after rebooting or purge it. Alternatively purge IBus before upgrading.
To see a list of known bugs in the common infrastructure, refer to the Ubuntu release notes.
Reporting bugs (common for all Ubuntu flavors)
Your comments, bug reports, patches and suggestions will help fix bugs and improve the quality of future releases. Please report bugs using the tools provided.
If you want to help out with Ubuntu bugs, the Bug Squad is always looking for help.
Participate in Ubuntu Studio
If you would like to help shape Ubuntu Studio (no developing skills required), take a loot at http://ubuntustudio.org/contribute