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

Bryce Harrington bryce at canonical.com
Thu Feb 28 17:52:05 UTC 2013

On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 10:59:36AM -0600, Mario Limonciello wrote:
> Thanks Rick.  I applaud this proposal.
> This definitely helps to reaffirm the decision that we made with Mythbuntu
> to move to LTS only for our releases.  We have had an incredibly positive
> response within our sub-community with the decision.
> I look forward to hearing more about how this will affect the point
> releases for LTS though.  Currently LTS point releases are bringing in HW
> backports from the previous 6 month release.  Will they keep a similar
> schedule and pick up the current development release snapshot?

Yes, that would be a good discussion to have at this point.

The reason we do the HW backports is to ensure the LTS remains relevant
on the latest hardware.  If anything, it seems to me that this is going
to be twice as important as before, since we're shifting to rely even
more heavily on the longevity of the LTS.

That said, we may need to rethink the processes for how these are done.
I'd like to hope we could stay reasonably close to the original plan,
with some tweaks to account for our move to RR, at least through to the
14.04 LTS, but putting together the HW backports involves a lot of
people, so it would make sense to have a discussion on this topic next


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