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