What does LTS *actually* mean

Harald Sitter apachelogger at ubuntu.com
Fri May 9 09:12:57 UTC 2014

On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 2:55 PM, Jonathan Riddell <jr at jriddell.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 06, 2014 at 01:53:57AM +0100, Harald Sitter wrote:
>> Off the top of my head I'd say:
>> - package is on the ISO/package-set or visibly promoted (e.g. the
>> featured apps in discover)
>> - bug breaks core functionality of the application (e.g. crash on
>> startup or crash whenever one tries to use the core functionality,
>> like trying to hit play in amarok)
>> - OR bug hinders intended UX of the core functionality (e.g. amarok
>> constantly popping up a messagebox when the track changes)
>> - OR bug is causing substantial (relative) amounts of automated crash
>> reports on errors.ubuntu (random number: top 5 crashers subscribed by
>> kubuntu-bugs)
>> - OR upstream requests the bug to be noted and resolved
>> - AND upstream is aware and investigating
> Yes this seems like a good definition

This was added as a new policy "High Impact Bugs" [1], additionally
the LTS policy was revised to explicitly mention HIBs are tracked and
addressed as part of long term support.

[1] http://community.kde.org/Kubuntu/Policies#High_Impact_Bugs_.28.28NEW.29.29


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