Announcing the Xenial build environment for Travis CI Enterprise

The Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial build environment is now available for Travis CI Enterprise! Keep reading to learn how to get it for your builds!

How to get the new build environment


Setting up the Xenial build environment

Now you’re ready to set up new worker instances that will run your Ubuntu Xenial builds. Please note that the Trusty and Xenial build environments must be on different instances. To use both build environments, at least two worker instances are required.

We’ve updated our documentation and added a new guide that walks you through the setup steps for the Xenial build environment. The worker instance needs to run at least Ubuntu 16.04 or later. Ubuntu 14.04 is not supported anymore.

Once a worker instance with the new build environment is installed, you can add dist: xenial in your projects’ .travis.yml files and start building your projects in the brand new Xenial environment. Please note that the Trusty build environment remains the default for now.

Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise) build environment deprecation notice

With the release of the Xenial build environment, we’re officially deprecating support for the Precise build environment. Ubuntu 12.04’s End of Life (EOL) took place in late 2017. To make sure that your builds run on a supported environment, we’re asking you to upgrade to either our currently stable Trusty or Xenial (beta) environment.

Please note: As of January 1st, 2019 we won’t provide any official support for Precise anymore.

We’d like to hear from you

We want to hear from you about the new build environment, especially if there’s something you’d like to see improved. Given that this is an early release, there might be a few rough edges here and there. We’ll work hard to make everything as smooth as possible so that you can focus entirely on providing value for your users.

To get in contact with us, write us an email with your feedback.

Happy building!