notification of linux kernel update

Asked by Jeff Feng on 2018-07-06

which mailing list I can register to get notification on ubuntu 16.04 kernel image update ?

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The changelog shows the changes to the kernel if that's what you mean?

Jeff Feng (jianhua) said : #2

no.

I'd like get notification in advance about kernel will be changed/upgraded. Is there emailing list for that ?

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #3

I am not aware of a mailing list like that.

Some information is available at pages like https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-meta

If you see an entry with "proposed", then this is an indication that a new version of the kernel is already available for testing, but not yet published for general deployment.

daniel CURTIS (anoda) said : #4

Hello.

Jeff, you can take a look on the "Xenial-changes" mailing list (please see 1). I'm always looking there to check if there is a new kernel update etc. Here is an example of the latest Linux 4.4.0-130.156 security update:

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/2018-July/021558.html

However, there is one more place where you can see what will be changed, what and when patches were be added etc.

https://git.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-kernel/ubuntu/+source/linux/+git/xenial/
https://git.launchpad.net/~juergh/+git/xenial-linux

There is also an official 'kernel-team' mailing list where you can check a more detailed informations about development process (also according "Xeania"/16.04 Release).

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/kernel-team/

But the most detailed informations about kernels date release, can be found - for example - on the Ubuntu blog (1.st link provide an example for March 21, 2018) and on the Kernel Team wiki Newsletter - 2.nd link, which is more accurate etc., in my opinion.

https://blog.ubuntu.com/2018/03/21/kernel-team-summary-march-21-2018
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Newsletter

So, next cycle is: 23. June through 15. July and on 17. July new kernels will be release to '-updates' section. Hope this helps.

Thanks, best regards.
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1. https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xenial-changes/

daniel CURTIS (anoda) said : #5

Geez, I'm sorry! I've made a mistake and the last link is for 2017! I have no idea why Ubuntu Developers didn't update these Newsletter. So, we have to wait for an update or find a proper one. Anyway, there is one more important mailing list with news, updates etc. It's "Ubuntu News":

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-news/

Just check a proper day (for example Mon, Jul 2) and "Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue". I'm sorry once again.

Best regards.

Jeff Feng (jianhua) said : #6

Thanks Daniel. Your answer is really helpful.