Follow Up from "Let's Discuss Interim Releases"

Rick Spencer rick.spencer at
Fri Mar 8 14:16:42 UTC 2013

As others pointed out "no change" is the default choice. However, if
someone wants to capture our current release cadence and support model
to the wiki, I don't see why there would be any objection to that.

Cheers, Rick

On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 7:15 PM, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at> wrote:
> Rick Spencer <rick.spencer at> wrote:
>>Hi all,
>>There has been a lot of discussion and impact around the strawman
>>proposal for changing our release cadence that I sent last Thursday.
>>There was a misconception that the proposal was a decision that I was
>>masking as a call for discussion. I want to reassure everyone that I
>>really did mean it as a discussion. I feel passionately that we need
>>to change and innovate in this area, but a change like this cannot
>>succeed, or in fact be made, without discussion in the community and
>>proper governance.
>>Discussion of this topic on the mailing list and at UDS this week was
>>wide ranging. There were a lot of divergent opinions and ideas. The
>>discussion seems to have resulted in roughly three different forms of
>>1. Move to a rolling release similar to what I proposed in the
>>original straw man.
>>2. Continue to release interim releases but only support them until
>>roughly the next interim release 6 months later.
>>3. Dramatically increase the rate of our releases to, say, once per
>>I've attempted to capture the essence of these proposals (and
>>associated sub-proposals) along with a structure for points and
>>counterpoints in wiki format to support honing and organizing. They
>>are currently stubs, so will need detailed content and continued
>>honing, but the wiki format invites collaboration on that honing.
>>I'd like to invite everyone who is interested to get their input into
>>these pages by March 18th (or thereabouts). Then I'd like to work with
>>interested people to select what we consider the best proposal to take
>>to the technical board for guidance.
>>Part of the straw man proposal was to convert 13.04 into a Rolling
>>Release in order to allow us to go faster on the converged OS starting
>>immediately. Given the work that is left to achieve a proper proposal
>>for the tech board, I don't foresee such a proposal being completed in
>>time to make such a radical change to 13.04.
> Maintaining the current cadence should also be one of the options.
> Scott K
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