[ubuntu-studio-devel] LTS proposal 14.04

Mike Holstein mikeh789 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 1 03:35:18 UTC 2014

On Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 7:06 AM, Kaj Ailomaa <zequence at mousike.me> wrote:

> We are asked to make a proposal for our LTS, and how long we would like
> to support it.
> If no one objects, I will create a simple page declaring that we would
> like to support Ubuntu Studio for the full period that Ubuntu supports
> it's LTS (5 years), and following their schedule of point releases.
i would like to officially object and vote 3 years to match xubuntu. cheers!


> Motivation:
> Older machines will have use of an older release, and it is quite common
> for production machines to keep the same release over a period of many
> years for the sake of stability and simplicity (no need to learn new
> features).
> Support needed is quite minimal. If there are bugs specific to Ubuntu
> Studio we fix them. Past the Xubuntu 3 year support period, if there are
> any XFCE specific bugs, we fix those too - but usually after 3 years,
> not much changes, so support is quite easy.
> Possible reasons against:
> Xubuntu will only support their LTS for 3 years. Since we base our
> default DE on theirs, it means we need to take over support for
> everything XFCE related after those three years.
> You can read more about the call for flavors to state their LTS status
> here
> https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-release/2014-February/002783.html
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