LTS status for Ubuntu flavours

Tim darkxst at fastmail.fm
Mon Mar 17 21:06:13 UTC 2014


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Hi Steve,
On 18/03/14 04:15, Steve Langasek wrote:
> Hi Ali, Tim,
>
> As I won't be able to make the TB meeting today, I'm sending my questions
> here.
>
> On Sat, Mar 08, 2014 at 10:06:49AM +0400, Ali Linx (amjjawad) wrote:
>
>> The Ubuntu GNOME
>> Team<https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGNOME/GettingInvolved/WhoWeAre>is
>> proposing that the Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 release be supported for 2 years
>> and 3 months as an LTS release.
>
> I am very concerned about this proposed support timeline.  2 years and 3
> months means that the support period would end the same month that 16.04.1
> is likely to be released.  Given that our policy has been to not recommend
> (or advertise in the UI) LTS upgrades until the first point release, this
> effectively gives users zero margin between the dropping of security support
> for Ubuntu-GNOME 14.04, and the first upgrades to Ubuntu-GNOME 16.04.
Was simply not aware that upgrades aren't enabled until 16.04.1. Certainly our intention is to provide some overlap for upgrades.
>
>
> I would not be comfortable endorsing an LTS status for a release that is not
> going to provide a reasonable overlap between the LTS support periods.  I
> think we should regard 3 years of support as the minimum for LTS status.
I did not see this written anywhere, however if that is the case then we will provide 3 years support.

Thanks
   Tim

>
>
> Thanks,

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