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Observer frosteyes
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Expected Ubuntu support for Xilinx 2018.3 and 2019.1

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We are using an Ubuntu 16.04 solution now, and would like to be ready when you are ditching Ubuntu 16.04, and when you introduce 18.04 support.

I could imagine that either 2018.3 or 2019.1 would be the first version with Ubuntu 18.04 support, and that 2018.3 would be your last version with 16.04 support?

If this is the case I would plan for upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04 in Q1 2019, before your release of 2019.1.

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Re: Expected Ubuntu support for Xilinx 2018.3 and 2019.1

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Hello @frosteyes,

Yes, I can confirm that Ubuntu 16.04 and also now 18.04 are both supported versions of Ubuntu OS for 2018.3.

For 2019.1 and newer future releases, I would say we'd continue supporting Ubuntu 18.04, however since I don't have any info yet to confirm on this, this is subject to change.

However, with 2018.3 it is for sure supported.

Kind Regards,
Anatoli Curran,
Xilinx Technical Support
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Re: Expected Ubuntu support for Xilinx 2018.3 and 2019.1

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Hello @frosteyes,

Yes, I can confirm that Ubuntu 16.04 and also now 18.04 are both supported versions of Ubuntu OS for 2018.3.

For 2019.1 and newer future releases, I would say we'd continue supporting Ubuntu 18.04, however since I don't have any info yet to confirm on this, this is subject to change.

However, with 2018.3 it is for sure supported.

Kind Regards,
Anatoli Curran,
Xilinx Technical Support
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Observer rdrehmel
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Re: Expected Ubuntu support for Xilinx 2018.3 and 2019.1

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@anatoli wrote:

For 2019.1 and newer future releases, I would say we'd continue supporting Ubuntu 18.04, however since I don't have any info yet to confirm on this, this is subject to change.


Ubuntu 16.04 is meant here instead of 18.04, correct?

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Observer frosteyes
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Re: Expected Ubuntu support for Xilinx 2018.3 and 2019.1

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I would expect his answer to be correct.

Why would they support 16.04 in 2019.1, when they have introduced 18.04 support in 2018.3?

So they will continue to support 18.04 in 2019.1, but if was Xilinx I would ditch the 16.04 support ASAP after introducing 18.04 support.

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Observer rdrehmel
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Re: Expected Ubuntu support for Xilinx 2018.3 and 2019.1

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@frosteyes wrote:

I would expect his answer to be correct.

Why would they support 16.04 in 2019.1, when they have introduced 18.04 support in 2018.3?


First, because every single developer that uses 2018.2 on the Ubuntu release that's officially supported by Xilinx is in fact using Ubuntu 16.04(.x) right now.
Second, because 18.04 is an LTS and it would make no sense to introduce support for it for a single version and replace it with support for a non-LTS version of Ubuntu. (The exception would be to ditch Ubuntu support altogether - probably not gonna happen.)

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Re: Expected Ubuntu support for Xilinx 2018.3 and 2019.1

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Hi @rdrehmel

 

I think you misunderstand me. When I write "Why would they support 16.04 in 2019.1, when they have introduced 18.04 support in 2018.3?" it means that I expect the following: Xilinx 2018.2 support 16.04, Xilinx 2018.3 support both 18.04 and 16.04, Xilinx 2019.1 only support 18.04.

At no point does I mention anything about changing the support of 18.04 after it has been introduced.

Your statement - "Second, because 18.04 is an LTS and it would make no sense to introduce support for it for a single version and replace it with support for a non-LTS version of Ubuntu. (The exception would be to ditch Ubuntu support altogether - probably not gonna happen.)" does not make sense to me, as what I try to say is that it keeps the 18.04 support in 2019.1

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Re: Expected Ubuntu support for Xilinx 2018.3 and 2019.1
@anatoli wrote:

For 2019.1 and newer future releases, I would say we'd continue supporting Ubuntu 18.04, however since I don't have any info yet to confirm on this, this is subject to change.

Ubuntu 16.04 is meant here instead of 18.04, correct?

 

So my understanding is that your expect Ubuntu 16.04 support in 2019.1 after Ubuntu 18.04 support is introduced in 2018.3.

Will leave the topics and let it be up to Xilinx to provide further info when the relevant time approach.

Have a nice day.

 

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Observer rdrehmel
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Re: Expected Ubuntu support for Xilinx 2018.3 and 2019.1

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@frosteyes wrote:

I think you misunderstand me. When I write "Why would they support 16.04 in 2019.1, when they have introduced 18.04 support in 2018.3?" it means that I expect the following: Xilinx 2018.2 support 16.04, Xilinx 2018.3 support both 18.04 and 16.04, Xilinx 2019.1 only support 18.04.

At no point does I mention anything about changing the support of 18.04 after it has been introduced.

The post I was referring to does and that is the whole point. To me, it's more logical to hint at possibly dumping support for an old version (Ubuntu 16.04) than a new version (Ubuntu 18.04). Anyway, I'm waiting for support of 18.04 basically since 18.04 came out. Xilinx' tools are the only reason that many of our development boxes still use 16.04. Then again, I can see why supporting 16.04 for a couple of future versions would make sense. Not everybody is keen to upgrade their production systems to an OS version that is two years newer. (never change a running system and all that)

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