Ubuntu Linux VM (machine) Images - 2022 April (Q2) Update

Hey Everyone!

Our new quarterly Ubuntu Linux VM (machine executor) images are available. Updated Ubuntu 20.04 images are now available for both amd64 and arm64. I’m also happy to introduce our brand new Ubuntu 22.04 image as a first release!


The Ubuntu 20.04 images can be accessed with the following date-based tag, ubuntu-2004:2022.04.1, or with the new rolling tag, ubuntu-2004:current.

The Ubuntu 22.04 image can be accessed with the following date-based tag, ubuntu-2204:2022.04.1, or with the new rolling tag, ubuntu-2204:current.

We have a new tagging system here! Previous tags looked like YYYYMM-RR. The new date-based tags look like YYYY.MM.R. In addition, we now have the current and edge tags for Ubuntu images. Learn more about how the new tags work here.

What’s New

This April refresh updates software included in the image, which can be found below. See the machine executor docs for more information about how to use the machine executor and these images.

Note: Ubuntu 22.04 is only available in the amd64 architecture as of today. An ARM version will be available very soon. Please check back here.

Release Cadence

As a reminder, we have a quarterly release cadence for these images. This is the April (Q2) update meaning the next two Linux image releases will be in July (Q3) and October (Q4).


Here’s a quick usage example:

version: 2.1
      - build
      image: ubuntu-2204:2022.04.1
      - checkout
      - run: echo "Do some things"


Here is a list of the major software installed on each image. If multiple versions are present, the default is shown here:

Ubuntu 20.04 Ubuntu 22.04
AWS CLI 2.5.7 2.5.7
Google Chrome 100.0.4896.127 (amd64 only) 100.0.4896.127
Docker 20.10.14 20.10.14
Docker Compose 2.4.1 (amd64) 1.29.2 (arm64) 2.4.1
Firefox 99.0 99.0
Go 1.18.1 1.18.1
Google Cloud SDK 382.0.0 382.0.0
Gradle 7.4.2 7.4.2
Heroku 7.60.1 7.60.1
jq 1.6 1.6
Leiningen 2.9.8 2.9.8
Linux Kernel 5.13.0 5.15.0
Maven 3.8.5 3.8.5
Node.js 16.14.2 16.14.2
npm 8.7.0 8.7.0
OpenJDK 11.0.14 17.0.2
Python 3.10.3 3.10.3
Ruby 3.1.2 3.1.2
SBT 1.6.1 1.6.2
yq 4.24.5 4.24.5

There is a typo i guess, for Ubuntu 22.04, new tag is ubuntu-2204:current?

Correct, fixed. Thank you.