Strawman: Change the Ubuntu Release Cycle

Jonas Jørgensen jj at
Tue Jan 1 19:12:20 UTC 2008

On Jan 1, 2008 2:46 AM, Sarah Hobbs <hobbsee at> wrote:
> Evan wrote:
> > My original worry in starting this thread was that the six-month cycle was
> > too short. I find that the normal releases aren't *quite* stable enough for
> > every-day use (even in a home environment) because of the features that are
> > only half-implemented and the "early-adopters penalty", while the LTS
> > quickly becomes too out-of-date for home users who prefer up-to-date
> > software.
> Can you give examples of such features?  I've not seen this in Ubuntu on
> a released system (with the possible exception of compiz, which crashes
> occasionally)

displayconfig-gtk. It hasn't worked on any of the three computers I
have tried it on -- it either crashes or X refuses to start after
using it. And my experience doesn't seem to be uncommon.

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