Release Notes for Ubuntu Studio 16.04 Xenial Xerus
Please see XenialXerus/ReleaseNotes for general Ubuntu release notes.
Please see XenialXerus/ReleaseNotes/ChangeSummary/16.04.1 for the 16.04.1 change summary.
Please see XenialXerus/ReleaseNotes/ChangeSummary/16.04.2 for the 16.04.2 change summary.
Getting Ubuntu Studio Xenial Xerus (16.04)
Download a Disk Image
Instructions for burning the image to a DVD or USB flash drive can be found on the Burning ISO Howto.
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Changes for this LTS release (compared to previous LTS)
- Adoption of the whisker menu
Desktop setup is more closely synced with Xubuntu in this release which results in a change in many of the preinstalled packages in our desktop meta.
- New font: Droid has been replaced by Noto.
The categorization in the menu has changed from 5 categories down to 3 - audio, graphics and video. Photography is now available as a subcategory under graphics.
The application ubuntustudio-controls is now functional and able to administer realtime privilege for users.
Ubuntu has followed Debian in moving from libav back to ffmpeg.
Special notice for ardour - there is now only one ardour in the archive now, and it is version 4. The package ardour3 only exists as a transitional package and depends on ardour.
- New selection of desktop backgrounds made by the winners of the community wallpaper-contest.
Changes in multimedia package selection since 14.04 Trusty
New meta packages ubuntustudio-audio-core and ubuntustudio-desktop-core
Added petri-foo and x42-plugins
Changes in multimedia package selection since 15.10 Wily and 14.04 Trusty
ubuntustudio-font-meta renamed to ubuntustudio-fonts
Added jack-tools and kid3-qt
Single pd packages have been replaced by multimedia-puredata which depends on lots of pd packages
dvdstyler replaced with devede
recordmydesktop output is corrupt - video glitching out (1531852)
parole crashing with SIGSEGV in cogl_matrix_entry_ref() (1550198)
Scribus defaults to 10.15 Saturday Night BRK Regular font (1550216)
Phatch freezing when starting and crashing when dropping an image on the window (1527314)
Ubuntu Studio Xenial Xerus (16.04) is a Long Term Support (LTS) release and will be supported for 3 years.
Ways to contact the Ubuntu Studio Team are listed here