LTS and release methodology

Luke L lukehasnoname at
Mon Jul 7 18:00:00 UTC 2008

On 7/7/08, Evan <eapache at> wrote:

> I would propose a compromise between the current LTS pattern and the
> proposed bug-fix only pattern: maintain the current upstream merge, but add
> no new packages. That way newer software is still in the repositories (and
> thus supported upstream for the longest time possible), but the more
> intrepid changes (ex: pulseaudio) are dropped. Users get a system that is
> still up-to-date, and developers get much more time to fix bugs.
> Decisions would have to be made on an individual basis for packages that are
> officially discontinued upstream in favour of newer implementations.

This sounds like my second suggestion, I think we are on the same page
here. LTS needs more attention to stability than is giving to STS.

> Vincenzo Ciancia <ciancia at>

Ceteris paribus, regressions should have a higher priority than normal
bugs. I totally agree.
Luke L.

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