[Lubuntu-qa] Fwd: Changes in Ubuntu releases decided by the Ubuntu Technical Board
PhillW at Ubuntu.com
Wed Mar 20 17:42:09 UTC 2013
13.10 planned release schedule will be in place before the weekend.
On 20 March 2013 17:28, Ali Linx (amjjawad) <amjjawad at gmail.com> wrote:
> *The 3 items the Technical Board has voted on and accepted are considered as
>> final*. *We do not expect to have to vote again on any of this and are
>> just waiting on the implementation of those*.
> Then what exactly are we going to discuss or need to discuss since this is
> Typical Canonical Style - making their own decisions then: "hey people,
> there you go. Take it or leave it". As if they have asked anyone before
> that :D
> Anyway, I care the most about Lubuntu and I shall be as long as Lubuntu is
> What is coming next? I don't really care. I won't be surprise at all :D
> As Julien said, we do have a plan to stick to and release 13.04 and that
> is what we all should worry about at the moment, IMHO.
> On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 3:00 AM, Phill Whiteside <PhillW at ubuntu.com>wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> So, desktop is now to be 9 month support, LTS is to be LTS... Just
>> waiting on how we are going to release a 'release' once the testing and QA
>> guys have gotten our heads round it. Not here for me to blog, but the
>> discussion of just how we are going to have a 'release' is important, so
>> please have a think and get involved.
>> The following announcement is from Stéphane Graber, on behalf of the
>> Ubuntu Technical Board, about changes to releases decided at the
>> Ubuntu Technical Board meeting.
>> It's also published on the fridge if you wish to share this news
>> and you can also read commentary from Rick Spencer, Vice President of
>> Ubuntu Engineering, on the importance and impact of these changes
>> In yesterday's meeting we covered two of the topics from Mark's
>> proposal to the Technical Board:
>> == Reducing the length of support for our regular (non-LTS) releases ==
>> The rational here is that it's costing a lot of time to maintain all
>> those releases for 18 months. It's also causing a lot of load on the SRU
>> team and on developers to ensure that upgrading from one release to the
>> other won't cause regressions due to fixes being SRUed only to a few
>> The change in support length from 18 months to 9 months will reduce the
>> number of releases we need to support in parallel while still allowing
>> enough time for our users to upgrade to the next release.
>> This change will affect Ubuntu releases starting with 13.04, any older
>> regular release will still be supported for 18 months and LTS releases
>> will still be supported for 5 years.
>> This change was approved through two votes, the first about shortening
>> the support length to 9 months and the second about doing it starting
>> with 13.04. Both votes had all 3 attending Technical Board members'
>> approval and had general support by the other members from mailing-list
>> == Enable users to continuously track the development focus of Ubuntu
>> without having to explicitly upgrade ==
>> This discussion was about making it easier for some of our users to keep
>> their machine always on the current development release.
>> This has nothing to do with Rolling Releases and is purely about setting
>> up some kind of meta-series on the archive mirrors that people can use
>> instead of having to manually upgrade from one development release to
>> the next.
>> There again, all 3 present members agreed with this proposal.
>> == Other discussions ==
>> Outside of those two items, we also briefly discussed some changes to
>> our update tool to allow our users to upgrade by more than a single
>> release at a time.
>> In the current state of things we allow for upgrades from a release to
>> the next or from an LTS release to the next LTS release.
>> The plan here is to change that, so that a user of Ubuntu 12.10 could
>> directly update to Ubuntu 13.10 or 14.04 LTS.
>> This change should make the life of our users much easier and will
>> ensure that we get to the next LTS with much more reliable and well
>> tested upgrades.
>> The Technical Board didn't feel that there would be anything to vote on
>> at this time and leaves the implementation and testing of this to the
>> various teams involved (Foundations, QA, Release).
>> The 3 items the Technical Board has voted on and accepted are considered
>> as final. We do not expect to have to vote again on any of this and are
>> just waiting on the implementation of those.
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