Please all favors indicate if LTS and support length

Valorie Zimmerman valorie.zimmerman at
Tue Apr 19 08:54:52 UTC 2016

On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 5:32 AM, privat <yofel at> wrote:
> Anyone against me answering "Short" for Kubuntu 16.04?
> I don't think anyone would want to run the current LTS for more than 2 years
> (still lots of WIP stuff, even if usable), and I doubt anyone of us will
> care about 16.04 much in ~2020.
> for reference: 14.04 is "Normal"
> Philip
> Am 18.04.2016 um 13:27 schrieb Stéphane Graber:
> Hello,
> The request for MATE to be a 3 years LTS reminded us that we need to
> know what flavors will be LTS and how long they intend to support it.
> The usual supports lengths are:
>  - Not LTS (9 months)
>  - Short LTS (3 years)
>  - Normal LTS (5 years)
> Please all flavor leads reply to this e-mail, picking one of those 3
> options. Someone on the TB will then review and confirm the request.
> This needs to happen very soon as we will need to update Launchpad to
> set the right support length on the various packages, which means that
> you can't produce final images until this is sorted.
> Thanks!

I agree that "short" is suitable for this one. Too many last minute,
barely-tested changes. By next LTS, I hope we will have a larger, more
experienced team, which will have more fun, rather than working to

Three years is still a long time.


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