Ubuntu – Is 18.04 already somewhat safe for installing?


So, thing is, I'm running 17.10 and since I'll be very busy in the following year and won't have time for upgrades and installs, I thought about installing 18.04 right away. I'm asking this now, because today is the feature freeze day, so since only bugfixes are getting in now, it should count as somewhat stable at least?

What's your advice/opinion?

Best Answer

  • I use Kubuntu 18.04 which I installed about a week ago on both my desktop and laptop machines. Opengl was completely broken on the standard repositories with my AMD gpu (both with Kubuntu and Ubuntu MATE) so I use the proposed repository. Of course that means additional danger for breaking things since you need to make sure that everything on the proposed repository has finished landing (also better to use the main ubuntu mirror which gets synced frequently instead of the local one.

    EDIT: OpenGL works fine now at daily builds

    I would recommend you this:

    1. Wait until mesa 18.0 lands from the proposed repository to the standard repositories (https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mesa) EDIT: Mesa 18.0 has now been landed in the standard bionic beaver repositories.
    2. If you want to use the official Ubuntu flavor, then wait until Gnome 3.28 is released and until most of its software has landed the ubuntu reposiotires in order to avoid more problems.
    3. In any way, it's better that you wait at least until the final beta on April 5th (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseSchedule)
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