Activating the CUPS snmp backend in Ubuntu Feisty

Arwyn Hainsworth arwynh+ubuntu at
Thu Mar 1 11:29:35 UTC 2007

On 01/03/07, Mike Fedyk <mfedyk at> wrote:
> Speaking of that, what does everyone think of making it policy to
> feature freeze during *all* LTS release cycles?  This way new features
> are only developed in non-LTS releases and have more time to mature
> before the next LTS release.

Not sure that is a good idea. Blocking all new features from entering
a LTS release would result in a backlog of features to add to the LTS
+1 release. This in turn could possibly reduce the amount of polish
that can be applied before release of the LTS +1. The end result would
be a stable, but outdated LTS and a modern, but slightly less stable
LTS +1.

I agree that for a LTS release the emphasis should be on bugfixing and
polish, but new features and programs are a vital part of what keeps
Ubuntu 'Modern'. Instead of feature freezing all LTS releases, how
about simply prioritising feature acceptance? That way minor features
and new programs can still make their way in, but major features will
be delayed till LTS +1.


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