12.10 upgrade path - Re: Let's Discuss Interim Releases (and a Rolling Release)

Adam Conrad adconrad at ubuntu.com
Thu Feb 28 23:40:15 UTC 2013

On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 06:24:59PM -0500, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> The proposal is silent on the upgrade path for 12.10 users?  Presumably 12.10 
> -> 14.04 LTS upgrades will be supported.  Unfortunately, support for 12.10 
> runs out at just about the same time 14.04 is supposed to be release.
> Perhaps it would make sense to extend 12.10 support by 6 months to give 12.10 
> users a decent interval to upgrade.

This was the same proposal I'd put forth privately in earlier discussions
about this, yes.  Trying to do some crazy 12.10->snapshots->14.04 path is
madness, 12.04 and 12.10 are quite similar, so update-manager quirks and
packaging fixes needed for both to upgrade to 14.04 should be fairly
straightforward, and it just makes sense to give users that grace period
by extending 12.10 support by three to six months (three was the absolute
minimum in my mind, but anything up to six seems fair).

... Adam

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