Ubuntu needs a new development model

Ryan Oram ryan at infinityos.net
Wed May 5 23:44:02 BST 2010

Ubuntu needs a change in direction. I propose that Ubuntu adopt a
development model where only the core operating system, userland, core
libraries, and desktop environment are frozen every 6 months. The
applications would then be freely updated to the newest versions at
all times. Package maintenance and support for the end-user
applications would be provided by the developers themselves.

This new release system would be very similar to the semi-rolling
release system I implemented (and tested) in infinityOS.

Ryan Oram

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