Target OS is Ubuntu 16.04, or 18.04?


According to the docs, “The recommended Libretime server platform is Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus).”

Should we be recommending the current Ubuntu LTS (18.04), or is there a reason to prefer 16.04?

I’m updating the docs and would like to present the most up to date info.



3.0.0-alpha.7 is most likely going to be the first release to support Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic) without the need for a downgraded php.

The 3.0.0-alpha.7 release should be ready soon.


Thank you. That’s great!

Should I go ahead and change the installation docs to recommend 18.04?

Also, for those of us on Ubuntu 16.04, is there any compelling reason to update to 18.04 after alpha 7 comes out?


The php update is pretty major and should help with speed issues in some places There are also some updated silan packages and more updates to various audio packages (ie. mutagen).

Depends on how leading edge we want the docs to be, given that 80.04 has been available for a while now and LibreTime is alpha software, changing the recommended version to 18.04 makes sense once alpha.7 is released.