Ubuntu Studio shares some of the desktop features with Kubuntu. Please see Kubuntu release notes for additional information.
Getting Ubuntu Studio 22.10
Download a Disk Image
Instructions for burning the image to a USB flash drive can be found on the Burning ISO Howto. NOTE: This ISO image exceeds 4.0GB and might not write correctly to a DVD. We recommend USB flash drives be used as installation media.
Check SHA256SUM for the downloaded ISO
Upgrading to Ubuntu Studio 22.10
To upgrade, ensure the package ubuntu-release-upgrader-qt is installed, press Alt+Space to invoke Krunner, and type the following:
do-release-upgrade -m desktop -f DistUpgradeViewKDE
Alternatively, you can do this from the Konsole terminal:
do-release-upgrade -m desktop
Changes for this release (compared to 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish)
- Studio Controls is updated to version 2.3.7.
- Multiple bug fixes
- For more information about Studio Controls, see:
- The README
- The manpages for studio-controls, autojack and studio-system
- RaySession has been upgraded to version 0.12.2
- Carla upgraded to 2.5.1
- jack-mixer upgraded to 17
- lsp-plugins upgraded to 1.2.3
- Audacity upgraded to 3.2.0 and no longer a snap as was in the beta release.
- Krita upgraded to version 5.1.1
- Darktable upgraded to 4.0.0
- Digikam upgraded to 8.0.0 Beta
- OBS Studio upgraded to 28.0.1
- Blender upgraded to 3.2.2
- KDEnlive upgraded to 22.08.1
- Freeshow (new) 0.5.6
- OpenLP (new) 2.9.5
- Q Light Controller Plus (new) 4.12.5
Current Version of Main Multimedia Packages
- Blender v3.2.2
- KDEnlive v22.08.1
- Krita v5.1.1
- Gimp v2.10.32
- Ardour v6.9
- Scribus v1.5.8
- Darktable v4.0.0
- Inkscape v1.1.2
- Carla v2.5.1
- Studio Controls v2.3.7
- OBS Studio v28.0.1
- MyPaint v2.0.1
- Audacity v3.2.0
Presently, it takes about a minute after initial boot of the live image and a minute after first login for snaps to load into the environment. This is due to a bug involving snap pre-seeding on the images. This should be fixed before final release.
- DigiKam is currently a
pre-beta development snapshot as prior versions were incompatible with ffmpeg 5 included in the repository. As such, it may include unknown bugs. We hope to update it to a beta release or final release via a Stable Release Update, but this may take some time.This is now updated to DigiKam 8.0 Beta
- Ubuntu Studio uses the same KDE Plasma desktop environment as the official Kubuntu release, and thus, may be affected by some of the same issues. This is also true of the core packages of the mainline Ubuntu release. You can see their release notes here (Kubuntu) and here (Ubuntu).
- Due to a known bug in the Calamares installer, the option to “Automatically login upon boot” is not functional. A workaround is to boot into your user, load system settings > Startup and Shutdown > Login Screen (SDDM) > Behavior and select which user you would like to automatically login.
Ubuntu Studio 22.10 (Kinetic Kudu) is supported for 9 Months until July 2023.
Ways to contact the Ubuntu Studio Team are listed here