What's wrong with Ubuntu's policy?

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at ubuntu.com
Thu May 21 17:11:57 UTC 2009

Markus Hitter [2009-05-21 13:01 +0200]:
> In my opinion, this is disappointing. Very disappointing. What is  
> wrong with Ubuntu's release/fix/backport strategy for such a thing to  
> happen?

Nothing is wrong with our SRU policy IMHO. 

Shipping a new machine with hardy plus some extra Dell repo for new
stuff is just fine for them, if that's how they see they can benefit
their customers best. Arguably they should ask us to do official
backports and use those, but since we don't throw a lot of QA at them,
they don't lose much with doing them themselves.

But it's a totally different thing to impose that new stuff as forced
updates to _existing installations_, especially with LTS. We just
can't jeopardize feature, UI, and even bug stability with stable

Martin Pitt                        | http://www.piware.de
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