Edgy in the news

Eric Dunbar eric.dunbar at gmail.com
Sun Oct 29 19:12:04 GMT 2006

I took a look at the URLs and there are a lot of pathetic whingers out
there (I guess these people need draw attention to how foolish they
are when it comes to their system's security and their inability to
differentiate between FREE & NO SUPPORT and COMMERCIAL OS for which
they (are supposed to) PAY).

That said, it doesn't seem like Canonical is putting up a caveat in
their release notes. I pulled up the following 6.10 release notes from
Ubuntu's search field and there are instructions in there on how to



Also, I didn't see comments on Ubuntu.com explicitly suggesting that
the upgrade route was unstable or not advised.

On 29/10/06, Daniel Robitaille <robitaille at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> 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.
> Daniel

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