Strawman: Change the Ubuntu Release Cycle

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Sat Jan 5 20:28:36 UTC 2008

On Saturday 05 January 2008 15:24, Evan wrote:
> There have been a lot of ideas tossed around on this thread, but the
> general consensus seems to be that non-LTS releases (Gutsy in particular)
> are somewhat unstable. Backports used with LTS releases are useful, but
> (correct me if I'm wrong here) they don't provide new features such as
> compiz-fusion or tracker, they only upgrade currently installed packages.
New packages can be (and routinely are) backported.  The trick can be if they 
require newer versions of existing libraries.  Then it may not be feasible.

Scott K

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