[LTS] - To Be Or Not To Be :)

Ali Linx (amjjawad) amjjawad at gmail.com
Thu Apr 4 11:12:53 UTC 2013


I think last week, I have explained whether Lubuntu 12.04 is a *REAL* LTS
release or not on one of my replies. Today, I'd like to show that in an
image I just created it.

First, kindly have a read on this section:

Are you done?

Now, please have a look at this:

Okay, since both Lubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 12.04 are having the same Core
System, when there will be 'important updates' like updates for the Core
System, Kernel, etc then *BOTH* will be receiving these for the LTS period
which is 5 years.

*So, I'm confused now O_o*
*If both are having the same LTS Core then why you guys don't say it
proudly and loudly that your 12.04 release of Lubuntu is an LTS?*

Well, the answer is quite simple:

Because, Lubuntu Developers due to the fact that there are not enough
man-power (not enough developers) who can maintain an LTS release, we can't
for example maintain a 5 years support for PCManFM, LXPanel, etc. We can't
choose the same applications that Ubuntu is using because we MUST be very
careful when it comes to 'Lubuntu Applications' because as you know very
well, Lubuntu Applications must be lightweight.
That is why, we can't go and say Lubuntu is a Real 100% an LTS release
because it is not :)

*Okay, what is the point then from all that? I'm still confused?*

*- The Point IMHO is:*
*If you are having an old machine that with 12.10 or the coming releases
won't really work OR may not work (refer back to my Email titled: **Lubuntu
and The VERY Old Machines)**, you can keep 12.04 on your machine without
upgrading or installing the new versions.*

This is my own opinion :)

And technically speaking, the image that I included on my blog (
amjjawad.blogspot.com/2013/03/to-be-or-not-to-be.html) should explain what
Lubuntu and Ubuntu are sharing and what they are not.

If you have any question, I'm more than glad and ready to answer :)

*Best Regards,
Lubuntu One Stop Thread <http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1844755>| My
Launchpad <https://launchpad.net/%7Eamjjawad> | My Ubuntu Forum
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