Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS will be published on August 2
Lukasz Zemczak has just voiced on behalf of Canonical and hopes that everyone will be able to take the time to test and report bugs on the upcoming Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS. As the newest node in the series, it is also the fifth long-term supported version of 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and is now ready for beta testing. On August 2nd, you can go to the official website to download, and interested friends can subscribe through the official tracker.
Although there are currently several node mirrors, Canonical is in the process of quickly discovering regressions (corrected releases). It seems that these tests are very worthwhile.
If the community test is sufficient and no other problems find, this time is guaranteed on August 2nd. But if a significant problem is discovered at the last minute, Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS may be delayed until later this month.
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS released on April 21, 2016. Like other long-term support releases, it has a five-year support period. In other words, it will receive security and software updates before April 2021.
However, Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS will be the last updated live/install media for the Xenial Xerus series.
Download Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS Testing Image