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

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Thu Feb 28 16:31:39 UTC 2013

On Thursday, February 28, 2013 07:31:49 AM Rick Spencer wrote:
> = Role of the Interim Releases =
> But what about the 3 releases we do every six months in between (what I
> call the "interim releases")? Who are they for? Why do we invest so much in
> supporting multiple interim releases at a time?
> I think the value of the interim releases has run its course:

This may be true for Canonical and the Ubuntu desktop, but I strongly believe 
it's not the case for Kubuntu.  For me, a Kubuntu release means the most 
current KDE.  I generally run the latest regular release and I think that most 
of our user base does too.

KDE releases on a regular 6 month cadence, just like Ubuntu has, so this has 
worked very well.

In my view, for Kubuntu, every single release is important.  I don't think we 
treat LTS releases much differently.  If there's no Ubuntu release anymore, 
it's not immediately obvious how to sustain this.

Scott K

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