Edgy in the news

Daniel Robitaille robitaille at fastmail.fm
Sun Oct 29 17:43:20 GMT 2006

On Sun, 29 Oct 2006, Matthew East wrote:
> > The negative stories and blogs about Edgy are
> > starting to pile up:
> As with the last release cycle, people *expect* "apt-get dist-upgrade"
> to work, and are losing their systems when they try. The negative
> implications of not supporting upgrades via apt-get are starting to hit
> Ubuntu really hard in terms of reputation.

It's true that in places like #ubuntu #ubuntu+1 on IRC, more often than not a
question like "how do I upgrade to Edgy" was often replied by a "replace
dapper by edgy in your sources.list and apt-get dist-upgrade.".  At least
that's my experience the few times I was there recently.

While I hate blinking red icons, maybe update-notifier needs to put one
in the panel once it knows there is a new release of Ubuntu available,
and the user will get that blinking icon until it clicks on it once, see
a little couple of sentences text about how to properly upgrade when
they want, and point to existing resources like the upgrade notes, and
the blinking icon will be gone forever from then on.

Upgrade notes on help.ubuntu.com for each releases are great, but
existing users don't seem to know (or remember of) their existence every
6 months at upgrade time.


More information about the sounder mailing list