What does LTS *actually* mean

Harald Sitter apachelogger at ubuntu.com
Fri May 9 09:27:02 UTC 2014

On Fri, May 9, 2014 at 11:12 AM, Harald Sitter <apachelogger at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> 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

Oh, I forgot to mention. There continues to be no formal defitinition
of core functionality, since I guess it's documented here now. Should
it ever become a problem that people are not sure about whether
something is to be considered core or not we can always add it in. Not
exactly rocket science ^^


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