Kubuntu 10.04 LTS status?

Terence Simpson kubuntu.tsimpson at googlemail.com
Mon Sep 21 07:06:41 BST 2009

On Monday 21 September 2009 03:22:49 Clay Weber wrote:
> Will there be any new or announcement regarding  the status of Kubuntu in
> regards to LTS status? With Kubuntu not getting this status last time, it
> might be good to have this clarified  for us.
I don't expect to see Kubuntu LTS until the next Ubuntu LTS. After all, what 
will having Kubuntu be LTS when the Ubuntu version is not LTS mean? What 
happens when the next Ubuntu LTS comes along, will the Kubuntu LTS extend to 
the term of the Ubuntu LTS? Will this mean that there will be a nearly double-
term of LTS for packages in main? Will only KDE packages get updates and not 
core libraries or Gnome packages?

Breaking sync with core-Ubuntu LTS will cause some major headaches for the 
Kubuntu developers, as well as core-Ubuntu devs. So, for those reasons, I 
don't think it's practical to have Kubuntu LTS until the next LTS term. Even 
though I would like to see a Kubuntu release with the LTS status, it seems 
unlikely to me.

Terence Simpson

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