Ubuntu 17.04 Likely To Settle On Linux 4.10, Release On 13 April
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 29 November 2016 at 07:29 PM EST. 10 Comments
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Ubuntu's kernel team will likely be targeting the Linux 4.10 kernel for April's release of Ubuntu 17.04.

That's not a huge surprise of Ubuntu 17.04 likely shipping Linux 4.10... Linux 4.9 will be released in the next week or two and will be dated by April, Linux 4.10 is in development right after that and will be out ahead of the kernel freeze, and Linux 4.11 probably won't end up being released until about April or so and thus would be a rather tight deadline to be accepted late for 17.04, the Zesty Zapus.

Ubuntu Zesty development builds are currently tracking Linux 4.9 while during today's kernel team meeting they confirmed their plan to converge on Linux 4.10.

Linux 4.10 is certainly shaping up to be an exciting kernel update based upon all of our -next coverage so far, thus happy to see Ubuntu 17.04 should be shipping it.

Meanwhile, the Ubuntu 17.04 release schedule was recently firmed up and lists a release date of 13 April 2017. Leading up to the 13 April date for the Zesty Zapus is the feature freeze on 16 February, beta on 23 February, kernel freeze on 30 March, and release candidate on 6 April.
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