Ubuntu Server page doesn't mention 10.10?

Peter Matulis peter.matulis at canonical.com
Tue Jan 18 17:03:40 UTC 2011

On 01/18/2011 10:55 AM, John Pugh wrote:
> On 01/18/2011 10:20 AM, Monte Milanuk wrote:
>> I guess if someone was wanting to evaluate Ubuntu as an enterprise
>> choice vs. say RHEL, SuSE or other options, having a reasonably
>> up-to-date Server page with complete information would be something I
>> would expect.  I was under the impression that was where Canonical was
>> wanting to go with their Server version?  'Community' or no, I am a bit
>> surprised the company doesn't keep up their website a little better. You
>> might go to packages.ubuntu.com; I might go to DistroWatch and compare
>> various distributions/releases, and someone else might have another
>> way.  But neither excuses Canonical from keeping their .com site up to
>> date.
> Right. That page is ubuntu.com/server not a community page. That
> enterprise version is the current LTS version which is 10.04. The
> "point" releases in between a LTS release are designed for development
> and test and not recommend for production in a enterprise environment.

Careful with the terminology.

"Point releases" are updates to the LTS install media to provide
functional support for new server and desktop hardware.  For instance,
the next point release of Lucid is 10.04.2 and will be released February 17.

Also, non-LTS releases are not development nor test releases.  They are
stable releases.  An LTS release adds an *extra* dose of stability
during the course of it's lifetime by i) being very judicious about what
package updates are applied to it and ii) by shipping with more matured
software than normal.


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