Let's Discuss Interim Releases (and a Rolling Release)

Evan Dandrea evan.dandrea at canonical.com
Thu Feb 28 16:24:49 UTC 2013


We've come a long way in the past few years. Let me just say I could
not be more excited by this.

There are undoubtably challenges ahead if we are to ensure the level
of quality people have come to expect from Ubuntu, but I take comfort
in knowing that after lots of hard work by everyone laying the
foundation for this, we're at the perfect time to make it happen. More
importantly, we have the talent to make it happen. With that, I'm
really excited by the work Colin Watson and Brian Murray are doing on
phased updates:


I've also been really thankful for the work that Martin Pitt,
Jean-Baptiste Lallement, and the QA team have been doing to increase
our code coverage with unit tests that are run against every upload.
The list of running jobs in Jenkins keeps getting longer and longer:


I'm also confident that the data we have in the Ubuntu Error Tracker
will provide the source of continuous measurement needed to ensure
that with each day we're only increasing in quality from the last LTS

Tom Demarco was right: you cannot control what you cannot measure.
This change of process puts measurement right to the forefront. It's
going to ensure that Ubuntu is going to reach levels of stability not
seen in the old six month cycle.

Lets build the tools to make an ever-more dependable Ubuntu a reality.

To the future! :)

- Ev

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