Removing Ubuntu releases, just Ubuntu (Aitor Pazos)

Siegfried-A. Gevatter siggi.gevatter at
Fri Feb 5 09:46:42 UTC 2010

2010/2/5 Markus Hitter <mah at>:
> Perhaps he's talking about not to introduce a different photo viewer
> or instant messenger application every other release.
I'm not sure what you mean with this in relation to Ben's message.

That's the point why there are releases, and it doesn't necessarily
need to be a new application, new major versions of an already present
app may introduce regressions or new problems; however, they also add
new features, which is why they are introduced. If you don't want the
new features, stick to an LTS, if you do, update every six months (and
maybe experience some regression or new problem).

> And no, Ubuntu with it's applications is nowhere near the stability
> of [...] Windows XP.
You are kidding, right?

Back to the general topic, personally I'm in favor of a rolling
release (and I'm currently using Debian Sid on my main laptop), and I
could well see it being feasible having several repositories (normal,
testing, experimental) plus branching out LTS releases for business
users, but that'd be a rather big change in how Ubuntu currently
works, and it's basically up to Canonical to take this decision.


Siegfried-Angel Gevatter Pujals (RainCT)
Free Software Developer       363DEAE3

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