First Ubuntu 20.04 Point Release Delays, It Will Now Arrive On August 6

Are you waiting to try the latest long-term Ubuntu 20.04 after its first point release? Well, then you still have to hold on to your patience for extra two weeks.

Yesterday, Steve Langasek, Ubuntu release manager, informed on the Ubuntu mailing list that the new point release date of Ubuntu 20.04 and 18.04 has now been rescheduled. The target date for the first 20.04.1 is now 6 August 2020 instead of the previous 23 July; for 18.04.5, the release date is now 13 August 2020 instead of 6 August.

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS was released on 23 April 2020 with a number of new features and enhancements. Most people who used 20.04 LTS encountered and reported several issues in 20.04. If you’ve tried it, you may have experienced bugs too.

Hence, Canonical doesn’t notify users to upgrade their system until it releases the first point version of an LTS after three months. This includes all bug fixes and security updates pushed out since the ISO’s release in April.

High stability and bug-free is also a reason most people wait for the first point release of Ubuntu Linux. Therefore, for Ubuntu 20.04, you will now get a notification to upgrade your Ubuntu to a new LTS version from August 6.

However, if you wish to upgrade your Ubuntu 18.04 or 19.10 to 20.04 right now, you can do the same using force upgrade. Don’t know how to upgrade? Follow our beginner’s guide to upgrading Ubuntu using either the graphical or command-line methods.

Meanwhile, the development of the next Ubuntu 20.10 “Groovy Gorilla” is underway. If you want to test it, download the daily build of 20.10 from here.