Perhaps it would be wise to open #Ubuntu-LTS?

Jussi Kekkonen tmt at
Tue Jun 8 19:20:17 UTC 2010

On 8 June 2010 13:14, Terence Simpson <tsimpson at> wrote:
> Jo-Erlend Schinstad wrote:
>> I agree fully. I just don't understand why that would be in contrast
>> to having a specialized channel for desktop LTS-releases. I also don't
>> understand the "splitting up #ubuntu" argument. There is nothing wrong
>> with being on two channels at the same time. Actually, it's quite
>> common.
>> Jo-Erlend
> It's quite common for those of us who know what IRC is and use it often,
> but for the average person looking for support and joins #ubuntu by
> default, it's no so common.
> It's also requires people to designate themselves as support givers
> rather than support receivers, and join multiple channels based on what
> they think they'll be able to support. Where as often people will be
> looking for support, see a question they know the answer to and respond.
> That's how new helpers emerge.
> We'd also have to think about, do we need a #kubuntu-lts? How about
> #ubuntu-netbook or #kubuntu-netbook? as the UI will be different from
> the main editions. Is splitting up the support community going to
> improve the support given or not?
> What we really don't want is for #ubuntu to turn into some sort of
> traffic centre, sending users to #ubuntu-xyx based on their question.
> --
> Terence Simpson

One question I want to ask at this point:
What issue does having -lts solve that improving #ubuntu wouldnt solve?
Or, in the other words, what need this -lts tries to fulfill that
normal support channels cannot even with improvement of some kind?

Jussi Kekkonen, Tm_T
  Ubuntu/KDE developer  tmt at

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