Edubuntu will not have a 16.04 LTS version and could disappear

The world of Linux distros it is very dynamic and interesting, and this is how we have known a multitude of projects of great value for all that they contribute. But this dynamism implies that some distros are disappearing, And the reasons for this are very varied as they range from the arrival of more interesting or complete projects, to economic causes as the developers they have to devote themselves to their professions in order to survive (considering that in the GNU / Linux world everything is very “in the lungs”).

The most recent case is that of Edubuntu, a very interesting distro that has sought to position itself as a reference in the world of education, and has always been based on LTS versions of Ubuntu. Given that the latest extended support version of the Canonical distro came out almost two years ago, it was normal to receive little news about this project as more than anything that is coming are updates, but it looks like Edubuntu will cease to exist soon.

At least if we are guided by the words of its main developers, Jonathan Carter and Stéphane Graber, who have announced who will leave their place as those in charge of the project. Of course, this does not mean that Edubuntu has to disappear as it may happen that someone decides to take the plunge, although this is not always easy to achieve.

Therefore, the only thing they have been able to confirm so far is that the idea is to offer support for Edubuntu 14.04 LTS until April 2019, Ie the period that normally comprises an LTS version. In the meantime they will try to get someone to continue with the project and are even offered to provide support or guidance for this, but in case for the release of Ubuntu 17.10 there is no news regarding requesting the Canonical Technical Board to remove Edubuntu from the list of ‘official flavors’.

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