release confusion

R Kimber rkimber at
Mon Jan 29 09:21:10 UTC 2007

On Mon, 29 Jan 2007 06:41:54 +0100
Mario Vukelic wrote:

> Ubuntu has decided to create a series of fairly experimental releases
> and once they have stabilized, follow up with a conservative release
> offering Long Term Support (LTS). The experimental releases introduce
> new technology, while the LTS focuses on stability only:

The problem with this approach is it's too much like Debian.  Not being
Debian, with it's long release times, is why I changed to Ubuntu in the
first place.

One major problem for me is that such an approach doesn't keep up with
new hardware, as there are not new kernels with LTS.  Having to roll
ones own kernel rather takes away the advantage of sticking with a
particular distro. 2 years between LTS releases is rather a long time
in kernel terms.

- Richard
Richard Kimber

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