Dapper to be delayed 6 weeks...
pawinski at ananzi.co.za
Tue Mar 14 06:46:17 UTC 2006
James Gray wrote:
> From a ZDnet article:
> "New versions of Ubuntu Linux have been released at a steady six-month
> cadence, but project founder Mark Shuttleworth is considering a six-week
> delay to improve the reliability of an important new version.
> The next version, called Dapper Drake, is due in April. It's the first version
> that will have longer-term support commitments -- three years for the desktop
> computer version and five years for servers, compared to 18 months for the
> current 5.10 'Breezy Badger version.
> Getting those features right is important, Shuttleworth said in an e-mail on
> Friday. 'We will live with Dapper for five years -- so let's give it a few
> extra weeks now so that it can be a real asset to the Ubuntu project for the
> full duration of its lifespan,' Shuttleworth said."
> Discuss at will, but don't shoot the messenger :P
I think it's this new feature of Dapper they are retrying to remove
which is the hold up. ie dapper keeps on asking me to reboot the machine
after each update/upgrade, nice for Windows users but i don't
particularly like it.
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