which release to use?
jerickson at logicalnetworking.net
Wed Jan 14 17:51:26 GMT 2009
I use Hardy for all of my Ubuntu/LTSP/Edubuntu sites (9 total so far). I
agree with you 100% on your stance regarding sticking with a longer
release cycle. I see no reason to move to Ibex. I did the quick release
cycle thing in the Dapper -> Gutsy days, before I learned about SRUs and
backports. It takes some elbow grease to get new features/bugfixes into
LTS, but that's what we, the community, chime in to accomplish, no? For
example, I am currently involved in SRUing the infamous Firefox 3
entropy issue to Hardy. The fix was released for Jaunty. It actually
kinda makes me laugh to even hear about Jaunty, but IANAP and obviously
they need to think way further ahead than I do in regards to releases.
Take a look at these links for more information. Again, IMHO, and with
administrating 9 *buntu LTSP sites, Hardy is the sensible, sane choice.
Nobody that administrates a larger number of systems has time for a 6
month release cycle when you're trying to sustain a stable environment.
Luckily, with *buntu, you can choose either route.
> Hi all,
> David I was under the impression that Hardy was the current LTS
> release of Ubuntu/Edubuntu. From my point of view (school tech person)
> a stable, supported version of LTSP is more useful than the a more
> rapidly moving one. As the person who supports not only LTSP but all
> of the other network stuff that happens in a school district I don't
> have the resources to rebuild/test/re-intigrate ubuntu every release
> cycle. What are your thoughts?
> On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 3:28 PM, David Van Assche <dvanassche at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Sameer Veerma,
>> You shuold be using intrepid Ibex. Many changes happend in Hardy
>> which I haven't had the time to support. It works just fine under
>> intrepd ibex 8.10. If you run into trouble, u can find me lounging on
>> #edubuntu and #ltsp. I'll gladlly make it work for you.
>> Kind Regards,
>> David (nubae) Van Assche
>> On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 9:31 PM, Sameer Verma <sverma at sfsu.edu> wrote:
>>> Hello everybody,
>>> We've had a LTSP lab for a while now, but it runs on Gutsy. We are
>>> planning to redo the server with a newer base and try out the
>>> fatclient setup.
>>> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuLTSP/LTSPFatClients What I'd
>>> like to ping the community on is whether to use Hardy (8.04 LTS) with
>>> backports or use Intrepid (8.10). Our main reason to look at Hardy is
>>> the LTS aspect.
>>> Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
>>> Associate Professor of Information Systems
>>> San Francisco State University
>>> San Francisco CA 94132 USA
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