[ubuntu-studio-devel] How would it be if we had fewer releases? Say, only one per year?

lukefromdc at hushmail.com lukefromdc at hushmail.com
Tue Aug 26 18:06:27 UTC 2014

That's similar to Mint's path, as they are are switching to  basing only on
LTS releases with backports at least through 16.04. This even though they
will still do a release of their own every 6 months.

On 8/26/2014 at 12:32 PM, "Kaj Ailomaa" <zequence at mousike.me> wrote:
>I was thinking today about the possibility of not releasing a new 
>every 6 months, and instead focus more on the LTS releases. For 
>we could release only once every year, or once every two years, 
>But, what would this mean for Ubuntu Studio?
>* Users would still be able to upgrade to a newer release, just 
>not be
>able to do a fresh install from ISO (since Ubuntu Studio is in 
>fact just
>another flavor of Ubuntu)
>* We would still need to keep our packages up to date for every 
>vanilla release (so, in fact, we don't actually save much work)
>* Instead of QA testing our ISO, we would need to QA test the 
>upgrade -
>as that would be the primary way to get the most recent release. 
>could very well be more problematic than doing a fresh 
>* We could focus more on backporting packages to the LTS release, 
>this works best for packages that don't need the latest versions 
>of its
>dependencies. The kernel will be backported from now on, so a LTS 
>will always have access to the latest kernel.
>* In the end, the change might be more psychological, telling the 
>to stick with their LTS releases.
>Any opinions?
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