[Oneiric-Topic] SRU Process

Etienne Goyer etienne.goyer at canonical.com
Wed Mar 30 15:25:44 UTC 2011

On 11-03-30 11:05 AM, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> On Wednesday, March 30, 2011 10:40:36 AM Chuck Short wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 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.
> We can also do a lot of this through backports.  We are very close to having 
> the backports only install packages that users explicitly request from 
> backports (just waiting on an LP change that's in progress), so it will be 
> much safer to use going forward.

The mechanism itself is really only half the question.  I am more
interested in the level of commitment we are willing to make in keeping
certain key software "fresh" in LTS.  Whether we deliver these in
backports, PPA or some other mechanism is really just an implementation
detail, IMHO.

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

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