release confusion

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at
Mon Jan 29 22:15:19 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-01-29 at 09:21 +0000, R Kimber wrote:
> 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.

Actually it is not like Debian at all. Debian would skip everything
between the LTS releases

> 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.

That's a valid concern that I hope will be addressed some time, but it
is very hard in the absence of a stable kernel ABI (which nevertheless
it the right thing to do IMHO). It is fine in many corporate
environments where you can synch your hardware cycle to the release
cycle though.

Otherwise I agree that we all would want a release every 6 months that
includes the newest software in an extremely stable and well-tested
state, but without changing the UI for those people who don't want to
retrain every half year ;)

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