The new version of Ubuntu Studio has already been released a few days ago and this new version of Ubuntu Studio 22.10, codenamed "Kinetic Kudu" is the 32nd release of this flavor and it is also worth mentioning that this version it is a normal version and as such it is admitted support for 9 months (until July 2023).
For those who are still unaware of Ubuntu Studio, you should know that this is a variant of Ubuntu geared towards audio tasks, video and graphics. The distribution provides a collection of open source applications available for multimedia creation.
Main news in Ubuntu Studio 22.10
Among the main changes that are integrated in this new version of Ubuntu Studio 22.10 Kinetic Kudu, in addition to the changes that it receives from the Ubuntu 22.10 base, which would be the Linux Kernel 5.19, systemd 251, Mesa 22, among other packages of the base, the updates of the different components of Ubuntu Studio are also implemented.
In this new version presented by Ubuntu Studio 22.10 Kinetic Kudu made some changes to the installer as in previous versions the user was given a way to choose the features they wanted when installing, this was removed from the installer several versions ago and in this new version in the installer adds an “uninstalled feature” which allows you to remove package groups from the Ubuntu Studio installation, as long as they are not needed by another package group.
With this version the new Audacity 3.2 is included which features the ability to apply sound effects to tracks in real time, as well as a new “Sound Settings” button and above all a change in the code license, which changed from GPLv2 to GPLv2+ and GPLv3. It is mentioned that this version does not support all the audio plugins offered in Ubuntu Studio, so there may be some errors when scanning.
Another novelty presented is the integration of "Q Light Controller Plus" to control analog or DMX lighting systems. QLC+ is excellent for simple stage lighting control or moving programmable RGB lights.
Also we can find FreeShow, a presentation program to display text easily on a big screen, with support for stage viewing, remote control, media, and many more advanced features
Regarding the system package updates, the following is mentioned:
- Krita 5.1.1
- dark table 4.0.0
- Digikam 8.0.0 (development snapshot)
- NOTE Studio 28.0.1
- Blender 3.2.2
- KDEnlive 22.08.1
- Freeshow (new) 0.5.6
- OpenLP (new) 2.9.5
- Q Light Controller Plus (new) 4.12.5
- Blender v3.2.2
- KDEnlive v22.08.1
- Krita v5.1.1
- Gimp v2.10.32
- Ardor v6.9
- Scribus v1.5.8
- Dark table v4.0.0
- inkscape v1.1.2
- Carla v2.5.1
- Studio Controls v2.3.7
- OBStudio v28.0.1
- MyPaint v2.0.1
- Audacity v3.2.0
Finally, it is mentioned that there is a detail with DigiKam, since the included version is of pre-beta development since previous versions were incompatible with ffmpeg 5 included in the repository. As such, it may include unknown errors.
If you want to know more about it, you can check the launch notice on their official website where you will also find the necessary requirements to be able to run this Linux distribution.
Download Ubuntu Studio 22.10 Kinetic Kudu
Finally, if you want to get this new version of Ubuntu Studio 22.10 Kinetic Kudu, just they will have to go to the official website of the distribution where you can get the system image from your download section. The size of the bootable ISO image is 4.9 GB.
The link to be able download the system is this.
Finally yes you already have a previous version of the distro, you can update to this new version by running the update commands. P.S. Personally, I don't recommend making the jump if you're on an LTS version, but if you want to try it anyway, you should run:
sudo apt update -y sudo apt upgrade -y sudo apt dist-upgrade
At the end of the update you will have to restart your computer in order to load the system with the new Kernel.