Kubuntu 10.04 will be LTS but it is ready for that

Pan Shi Zhu pan.shizhu at gmail.com
Fri Feb 26 03:07:06 GMT 2010

> The biggest practical advantage we get from LTS is point updates to the Kubuntu ISO images.   Your assessment of the situation with the repositories is dead on IMO.

It seems like you're talking, when Windows XP sp3 released, most
people will reinstall their windows from a Windows XP SP3 cd, instead
of just upgrade from their XP SP2.

Is that the truth? my knowledge is that most people download the SP3
from internet and upgrade from their XP SP2. few people format their
SP2 and reinstall with SP3 with new CD.

The point update CD of 10.04 is useful only if you want to do a fresh
installation in the year 2011 or later, otherwise, for LTS users who
are already using, they won't want to do a fresh reinstall... IMO, LTS
users are those who do not want to reinstall their systems frequently.

The repositories story is truth, ubuntu 7.04 and 7.10 has run out of
life-cycle and all local mirrors in my country have removed 7.x
packages. While for ubuntu 6.06LTS I still can find lots of mirrors.

What's the point of a point-release-cd when the repository is dead?
The CD contains less than 40% of softwares I needed, I'll have to go
for repository most time I need an package.

FYI: xubuntu has LTS labeled on 8.04 but it has no point-release-cd
for current 8.04.3. IMO, not having a point-release-cd does not
prevent the distribution being LTS.

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