2c about the development of ubuntu

Ivan Krstic krstic at fas.harvard.edu
Mon Jan 2 07:14:09 GMT 2006

Mike Bird wrote:
> But since they use the same repositories, what defines the server
> software which qualifies for the extra two years of support?
> Is it just the packages that were squeezed onto the server CD?

You're thinking about it incorrectly. Ubuntu Server is comprised of a
considerably smaller set of packages than the desktop edition; 3 years
after Dapper is released, the packages in plain Ubuntu that aren't in
Ubuntu Server stop being supported. Of course, any packages that were in
Server but not plain will also have the full five years of support.

Ivan Krstic <krstic at fas.harvard.edu> | 0x147C722D

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