Edubuntu will not have a 16.04 LTS version and could disappear

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The world of Linux distros It is very dynamic and interesting, and that is how we have seen a multitude of projects of great value for all that they contribute. But that dynamism implies that some distros are disappearing, and the reasons for this are very varied since they range from the arrival of more interesting or complete projects, to economic causes since the developers they must dedicate themselves to their professions to survive (taking into account that in the GNU / Linux world it is all very "lung").

The most recent case is that of Edubuntu, a very interesting distro that has sought to position itself as a reference in the educational world, and that has always been based on LTS versions of Ubuntu. Taking into account that the last version of extended support of the Canonical distro came out almost two years ago, it was normal to receive little news about this project since more than anything what comes are updates, however it seems that Edubuntu will cease to exist shortly.

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

Therefore, the only thing they have been able to confirm for now is that the idea is to offer support for Edubuntu 14.04 LTS until April 2019, that is, the period normally covered by an LTS version. In the interim they will try that someone can continue with the project and they are even offered to offer support or guidance for it, but in case there is no news in this regard for the Ubuntu 17.10 release, they will ask the Canonical Technical Board to remove Edubuntu from the list of 'official flavors'.

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  1.   Enrique de Diego said

    I see it understandable. Developing a distro so that later people do not use it decently and for recreational purposes ... among the considerable competition from the distros created by countries or communities like here in Spain (such as MAX Madrid, Guadalinex, etc), causes disuse in this distro. Above, it is focused on small users whose real purpose is to get into social networks and little beyond "playing and downloading music." That potential to which it is focused is not really taken out and then, for what they use it, there are the other distros such as Ubuntu, Kubuntu or Xubuntu. Personally I think that "Ubuntu Studio" will end up the same as this one or at most, it will be a simple portable version.