[Oneiric-Topic] SRU Process

Etienne Goyer etienne.goyer at canonical.com
Thu Mar 31 15:24:29 UTC 2011

On 11-03-30 11:38 AM, Marc Deslauriers wrote:
> On the other hand, it doesn't make sense to break everyone's servers
> every month when we update the apache or php version and the config
> files/features/ABI change and their applications stop working. This is
> the type of thing that enterprises dread...and is why IE6 took so long
> to die...

The use-case I have in mind is people deploying LTS now to found out
there is a bug in a package important to them that has been fixed in a
later release.  If the bug is not SRU-worthy, their options boils down
to 1. run a non-LTS release of Ubuntu to benefit from the bug fix, or 2.
use an unsupported/unmaintained version of the buggy package (backport,
PPA, compiled from source, whatever).

Agreed that Apache is not such a good example here.

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

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