[ubuntu-uk] LTS or Latest Version??

Matthew Wild mwild1 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 19 23:58:43 BST 2010

On 19 October 2010 23:32, Tony Doherty <tony.doherty at zen.co.uk> wrote:
> I am always keen to update to the latest releases of Ubuntu.
> However, can I ask - if I were to stick with a LTS version such as 10.4 long term - would this version eventually receive updates to upgrade to the latest versions of, say, FireFox and OpenOffice when they become available?

Generally no. The software versions stay as they are when that version
of Ubuntu was released. The only updates are to fix bugs. Sometimes
this means updating to a new bugfix release of given software,
sometimes it means Ubuntu manually applying bugfixes in their

It's aimed a little more at developers and packagers than end users,
but this page explains a bit behind it:


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