Security Support - Re: Let's Discuss Interim Releases (and a Rolling Release)

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at
Thu Feb 28 16:29:45 UTC 2013

On 13-02-28 11:23 AM, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> On Thursday, February 28, 2013 05:09:26 PM Martin Pitt wrote:
>>>  * Take a monthly snapshot of the development release, which we support
>>> only until the next snapshot
>> This is the main point where I have doubts and questions:
>>  * What does "support" mean for the monthly snapshots? Hopefully not
>>    security updates, SRUs, and backports? That would ruin pretty much
>>    all the savings that we do from dropping the interim releases.
> I think it's critical too.  Currently there is no security support in the 
> development series.  I have a hard time envisioning something with no support 
> from the Ubuntu security team as a release of any kind.  It's certainly not 
> something I could recommend who isn't involved in Ubuntu development run on a 
> system they care about.

The security team does support the development release. When we push
updates for the stable release, our policy is to either sync, merge or
fix the packages in the dev release also.

We will also be pushing urgent security updates to monthly snapshot users.


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