End of Support Notice For Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

As the title suggests, I am dropping support for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Extended support for this release was dropped in April 2021, and this means that no new security bugs are being fixed, and that it is inherently insecure.

Having said that, I have tried very hard to support Ubuntu 16.04 over the years. However, I have less free time now than before, and maintaining support for these releases is becoming a time drain for me, and limiting the new features I can add to DDRescue-GUI and GetDevInfo, when I could be spending time doing more productive things, such as writing more applications for you guys, or adding support for Apple Silicon Macs (in progress).

What if I’m stuck on an old release?

You can continue to use the most recent version of my programs that supports Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for the foreseeable future, but these will not receive any new features or bugfixes. Any of you still using this release (aside from Canonical’s paying customers who get a longer period of support), should now upgrade to a newer release or a different distribution to ensure you continue to get security updates.

That’s all for now, but stay tuned for more posts coming soon. It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, but I very much hope to have some interesting posts out soon.

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About Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty

I'm currently studying for a Computing and IT degree with the Open University, and am a software developer as well. I enjoy coding in Python, C++ (still learning), and Java. Having written 4 open-source programs (hosted on launchpad.net), set up my own website, and started volunteering at Wimborne Model Town to work on their river control system, I still find the time to enjoy cycling, acting, photography, and playing bass guitar. I go climbing every now and then as well. More recently, I wrote my first commercial program, Disk Verifier, and created a PSID Unlocker GUI for Parted Magic. I also create tutorial and other informative videos for Parted Magic LLC.

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