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

Mike Holstein mikeh789 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 27 02:05:11 UTC 2014

On Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 12:31 PM, Kaj Ailomaa <zequence at mousike.me> wrote:

> I was thinking today about the possibility of not releasing a new ISO
> every 6 months, and instead focus more on the LTS releases. For example,
> we could release only once every year, or once every two years, even.

i say, call a meeting, and lets vote on it, officially.. i think sooner
rather than later. since some work is being done somewhere on 14.10
already.. cheers

> 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 Ubuntu
> 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. This
> could very well be more problematic than doing a fresh installation.
> * We could focus more on backporting packages to the LTS release, though
> 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 user
> will always have access to the latest kernel.
> * In the end, the change might be more psychological, telling the user
> to stick with their LTS releases.
> Any opinions?
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