Kubuntu 10.04 will be LTS but it is ready for that

Pan Shi Zhu pan.shizhu at gmail.com
Fri Feb 26 07:59:04 GMT 2010

>> 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.
> But if you go to install to begin with after SP3 is out, you don't get a non-
> SP CD and then spend 40 hours downloading updates, right?  So for people who
> switch to Kubuntu in 2011 and want an LTS so they get 10.04... having 10.04's
> CD will mean having to download *many* more updates than having a 10.04.2 CD.

For ubuntu it is much different:

1. there is no "shipit" program for point-release-cds, you'll have to
download them. download a new cd isn't faster than download from
repository, since local repository mirrors often does not provide cd

2. debian has 42cds and ubuntu cd is equivalent to debian cd1. When
you got point-release-cds for kubuntu you still have to download some
applications in other 41 cds. Believe it or not, I haven't met a
single person who does not need to install any additional packages
after installed kubuntu cd. You download packages from repository and
you'll need a fast mirror anyway, and when you have a fast mirror it
takes less than 2 hours instead of 40+ hours for your update.

If I have a 8.04.0 stock cd I can install it, then I can upgrade
8.04.0 to 8.04.3 in 2 hours, which isn't much longer than download a
8.04.3 cd (which takes more than 1 hour).

3. ubuntu is updating everyday and you'll always need to upgrade, even
if you provide a 10.04.1 point-release-cd at 2010.09 you still have to
download lot's of upgrades if you install ubuntu 10.04.1 in 2011.02.
---- The point-release-cd isn't quite useful IMO, a daily-build-cd
like debian-testing-cd is much more useful, since the daily-build-cd
always contains the newest update and really saves your time.

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