[ubuntu-uk] LTS or Latest Version??

Paul Willis paul.willis at me.com
Wed Oct 20 13:15:29 BST 2010

On 20 Oct 2010, at 12:54, Chris Coulson wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-10-20 at 06:58 +0100, Alan Bell wrote:
>> On 20/10/10 00:07, Chris Coulson wrote:
>>> Well, the LTS *will* get a new version of Firefox in the future (once
>>> 3.6 is end-of-life), although it will most likely skip 4.0.
>>> Regards
>>> Chris
>> no, don't think 10.04 LTS will get a new version of Firefox, however if 
>> you install 10.04 you will be able to stick with it and upgrade to 12.04 
>> LTS without going through the intermediate steps, and 12.04 will have 
>> shiny new versions of stuff when it comes out.
>> Alan.
> That's not quite right. Being the maintainer, I can assure you that
> Lucid will not be staying on version 3.6 of Firefox forever.
> Regards
> Chris

While Chris is right I think it only clouds the issue. The general rule is that once a release is official the only changes are bug fixes.

Firefox is one of the exceptions <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates/MicroReleaseExceptions>

Generally if you want newer versions of packages you need to enable Backports <https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuBackports>


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