[ubuntu-uk] LTS or Latest Version??

Matthew Wild mwild1 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 20 13:45:17 BST 2010

On 20 October 2010 00:07, Chris Coulson <chrisccoulson at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-10-19 at 23:58 +0100, Matthew Wild wrote:
>> 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
>> packages.
> 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.

Exactly why I qualified my "no" with "generally" and linked to the SRU
wiki page for the further curious ;)


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