Please all favors indicate if LTS and support length

Philip Muskovac yofel at
Tue Apr 19 09:22:52 UTC 2016

That is a valid point, but I fear 5 years would simply not work out this 
time. Most of the other Ubuntu flavors also go with 3 years of support 
If we have more people in 2 years we can go with 5 years for 18.04. But 
then "more" also has to mean "dedicated", as we are talking about being 
bound to the project for another 5 years, no matter what happens.
The current team does a great job, that's why we're willing to promise 3 
years of support for 16.04 while still supporting 14.04 and the usual 
short term release, but unless the team size increases, supporting 
multiple LTS releases at the same time will not work out in the long run.


Am 19.04.2016 um 00:34 schrieb Andree Evers:
> I think 5 years good and should remain so.
> If the successor LTS version makes problems you have so the 
> possibility to use the old version until the new LTS version comes.
> So that it is possible optionally to skipa version.
> 3 years is too short so that it would not go.
> A LTS version should not go below 4 years Support.
> Am 18.04.2016 um 20:37 schrieb Clay Weber:
>> Agreed.
>> On Monday, April 18, 2016 2:22:52 PM EDT Scott Kitterman wrote:
>>> FWIW, I think that's prudent.
>>> Scott K
>>> On Monday, April 18, 2016 02:32:52 PM privat 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!

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