[Oneiric-Topic] SRU Process

Etienne Goyer etienne.goyer at canonical.com
Wed Mar 30 15:00:17 UTC 2011

On 11-03-30 10:40 AM, Chuck Short wrote:
> I do not have the statistics in front of me, but I believe most of
> users are using LTS releases of Ubuntu. The policy of cherrypicking
> fixes from the development releases does not scale in my opinon. We
> should offer PPAs for users who want to use a new version of for
> example Apache. Or go through the list of packages we support and see
> if we can get it to qualify as a micro release update.

Agreed.  Some mechanism to "modularize" the distribution is in order.
>From an end-user perspective, it does no make any sense that you need to
upgrade the OS to run a new version of Apache.  I understand why we are
doing this from the distribution perspective, and I know a lot of people
are very attached to the way things are being done now, but it really
baffles people coming to Ubuntu from other platforms at time.

mdz blogged about this a while ago:


Decoupling certain key software from the distribution so that it does
not have to be upgraded in lockstep would be a start.  I would really
like to discuss that at the UDS; count me in.

Etienne Goyer
Technical Account Manager - Canonical Ltd
Ubuntu Certified Instructor   -    LPIC-3

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