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

Anthony Hook anthony.hook3 at
Tue Jun 8 12:19:10 UTC 2010

I am also going to agree with Tony Yarusso on this.  There will be a mix of
those on LTS and non-LTS releases in #ubuntu at one time and having to split
#ubuntu-lucid #ubuntu-karmic, etc will be more/less a hassle, especially for
people who are not familiar with IRC.  Also, some protips from helpers in
#ubuntu may also work cross-release (not *everything* changes inbetween
releases).  It would be much harder for myself familiar with Karmic enough
to keep a watchful eye on #ubuntu-karmic and #ubuntu-lucid, etc.  Yes, there
are hilights but no, not everyone gets them right.  I don't know if I
covered anything that hasn't already been covered in this thread, but it's
time to find my coffee now.

- Anthony Hook

On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 5:14 AM, 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.
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