[Lubuntu-qa] Fwd: Changes in Ubuntu releases decided by the Ubuntu Technical Board

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at gmail.com
Fri Mar 29 20:03:39 UTC 2013

I have been thinking about XP end of life too. This is a great
opportunity, and a Lubuntu LTS version will be handy to offer to all
those people who don't need and don't want new computers.

On 2013-03-29 20:47, Ali Linx (amjjawad) wrote:
> Hi,
> LXLE is a nice project. It is an Extra Life Extension and not yet a
> fully Linux Distribution.
>  http://www.lxle.net/index.php?x=about
> Lance was talking about Lubuntu whether it is going to be an LTS or not?
> If truth to be told and I haven't ever explained that here so I guess it
> is time to do it :)
> Lubuntu and Ubuntu, both are using exactly the same core system. They
> are also using the same repositories.
> Lubuntu 12.04 is unofficial LTS version. Why? because it has the same
> core of Ubuntu 12.04 which is LTS (Ubuntu).
> Having that said, if you have Lubuntu 12.04, the updates for the core
> system will be indeed supported for 5 years. HOWEVER, for example,
> PCManFM, LXPanel, other LXDE packeges won't. 
> Now, from my understanding, I guess all parts of the system and
> applications must be LTS so we can call that system an LTS and I could
> be wrong about this. 
> Some applications were removed from Ubuntu 12.04 because they thought
> these may affect the stability of the system. 
> Anyway, if someone having Lubuntu 12.04 installed, for me, I will keep
> it for 5 years if I can as long as it will get updated with the
> important updates.
> Back to LXLE. I'm one of the supported for this project. Other teammates
> of mine are supporting it too. The idea is nice and I'm glad to see some
> projects based on Lubuntu :D
> If Lubuntu 14.04 is going to be an LTS version, that would be a HUGE
> success. NOT only for us as Linux Users, but for others. Please have a
> read here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/endofsupport.aspx
> Do you know what does it mean? it means there is a great chance for
> those XP User to have a new system (2014) which is:
> 1- Newer
> 2- Faster
> 3- Virus Free
> 4- No need to format, defragement, etc
> etc etc etc
> AND YES, I'm saying it here loudly and publicly, I will do whatever I'm
> capable of to reach to those people and make them use Linux instead
> of: */"If your current PC meets the system requirements for Windows 7 or
> Windows 8, you can buy Windows 7 Professional or Windows 8 Pro from a
> local retailer or Microsoft Certified Partner. If your PC does not meet
> system requirements, consider purchasing a new business PC with Windows
> 8 Pro."/*
> */
> /*
> That is not hard to achieve by the way. Spread the word of Lubuntu and
> Linux in general and they will come to you, you don't need to go to them :)
> My mission is to enlighten the dark world and spread the great infection
> of Linux ;)
> Thanks! 
> On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 11:03 PM, Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund at gmail.com
> <mailto:nio.wiklund at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     On 2013-03-20 08:07, Lance wrote:
>     > 14.04 would be the next LTS so we might want to discuss the
>     possibility of pursuing a 3 year (or 30 month) LTS at that time???
>     Yes please :-)
>     I'm sure you are aware of LXLE. I think it is ambitious (nice looking
>     and working well). Will it be possible to keep it as secure and
>     up-to-date as an official Ubuntu LTS flavour?
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