Release Notes for Ubuntu Studio 17.04 Zesty Zapus Beta 2

Please see ZestyZapus/ReleaseNotes for general Ubuntu release notes.

We are preparing Ubuntu Studio Zesty Zapus (17.04) for distribution on April 13th, 2017. With this Beta 2 pre-release, you can see what we are trying out in preparation for our next version. We have some interesting things happening, so read on for highlights, known issues and other information.


This is Beta 2 Release. Ubuntu Studio Beta Releases are NOT recommended for:

  • Regular users who are not aware of pre-release issues
  • Anyone who needs a stable system
  • Anyone uncomfortable running a possibly frequently broken system
  • Anyone in a production environment with data or workflows that need to be reliable

Ubuntu Studio Beta Releases are recommended for:

  • Regular users who want to help us test by finding, reporting, and/or fixing bugs
  • Ubuntu Studio developers

Getting Ubuntu Studio Zesty Zapus (17.04) Beta 2

Download a Disk Image

Instructions for burning the image to a DVD or USB flash drive can be found on the Burning ISO Howto.

Check MD5SUM for the downloaded ISO

It is recommended to check your image file so your pre-release is as it’s supposed to be. Compare your MD5 checksum with the correct ones found alongside the images.

Known Problems

  • First entry of the boot-menu "Try UbuntuStudio without installing" does not get translated into the chosen language (1550186)

  • Check Disc for Defects does not work in EFI mode (752994)

Additions and Changes


  • system-config-printer-gnome replaced with system-config-printer
  • Added pm-utils


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Current Version Of Main Multimedia Packages

  • Blender v2.78.a
  • KDEnlive v16.12.3
  • Gimp v2.8.20
  • qJackCtl v0.4.2
  • Ardour v5.0.0
  • Scribus v1.4.6
  • Darktable v2.2.1
  • Pitivi v0.98
  • Inkscape v0.92.1


Development of Ubuntu Studio Zesty Zapus (17.04) is ongoing and bugs are fixed every day. Before reporting bugs, please ensure your system is up to date and you're installing the latest build. For verifying installation related bugs, updated disk images are available from Daily bootable images for standard PCs/laptops/netbooks.

I can be faster to update your previously downloaded image to the latest build using zsync. Further instructions on using zsync can be found on Zsync community help.

Testing Ubuntu Studio

More Information about Testing Ubuntu Studio is here

Contact Us

Ways to contact the Ubuntu Studio Team are here

ZestyZapus/Beta2/UbuntuStudio (last edited 2017-03-23 20:26:49 by rosco2)