Suggestion for new repository of software - new versions, ofsoftware in between Ubuntu releases

Erik Bågfors zindar at
Wed Nov 10 14:11:26 UTC 2004

On Wed, 10 Nov 2004 14:37:55 +0100, Oliver Grawert
<hostmaster at> wrote:
> hi,
> Am Mittwoch, den 10.11.2004, 12:41 +0000 schrieb Colin Watson:
> > I don't do Ubuntu release management except for kibitzing on the
> > sidelines, but from release management experience elsewhere I can say
> > that this tends not to work. At the speed things move in the free
> > software world, if you wait one month for application X about all you
> > achieve is to bring yourself right up to the point where application Y
> > is just about to do a killer new release. Saying "we'll release every
> > six months, and we won't wait" is really the only workable answer.
> thats something you read everywhere, i'm wondering, just out of
> curiosity, (not because i would like this model, in fact i dont think it
> can work)...if anybody ever tried to release this way (waiting until
> everything that is the latest stuff is stable at the same time and do a
> quick release)....

ALL the latest stuff is never stable.. that's just the way it is.  See
firefox for example, ubuntu had to move off the latest.  So it will
take a LONG time until you do a release if you follow that.


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