Making Update Manager less obtrusive

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Mon Mar 2 17:52:16 GMT 2009

On Mon, 2 Mar 2009 17:42:42 +0100 Martin Pitt <martin.pitt at> 
>Scott Kitterman [2009-03-02  7:29 -0500]:
>> Up to a week later is not timely.
>It's certainly much *more* often than I'd want my parents or wife to
>upgrade their system. Please keep in mind that in general, as an user
>of stable releases, these updates are a burden for me, not something
>I crave for in general. If a bad bug affects me and I wait for
>updates, then I can still check update-manager manually, but in
>general I want to work *with* my system as a stable user, not *on* it.
>That's why I proposed to disable those update notifications for
>non-security updates completely; however, I appreciate that this might
>not be a majority opinion, thus I can reasonably live with the
>compromise of "once per week", since/if there is an easy way to
>disable them completely.

I can appreciate that.  We have many types of consumers of our stable 
releases and I think that there will be more than a small number that will 
consider this change to be a significant regression.  

I am a user of stable releases on some systems and I would not appreciate 
it if this change were to affect one of my systems.

Scott K

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