9.10 is a black eye for Ubuntu

Avi Greenbury avismailinglistaccount at googlemail.com
Fri Nov 6 09:39:53 UTC 2009

Walter Garcia-Fontes <walter.garcia at upf.edu> wrote:
> What I don't understand is why the two paths stable-> Hardy (LTS) and
> bleeding edge -> Karmic has been lost. When I adopted Ubuntu (it was
> around Edgy) I remember that the first thing that I saw when I arrived
> to www.ubuntu.com was that if wanted stability I should install Dapper
> (was that the name?) and if wanted bleeding edge but didn't mind
> risking some instabilities I should install Edgy.

I don't recall ever seeing this between LTS and normal releases - I've
always seen them regarded as equally stable in the crashing sense, but
the LTS retaining the stability (in the software volatility sense) for
longer than the normal release.

I've always inferred that at time of release, both should be release
ready. People who want bleeding edge and crashes would be running Debian
Sid.[0] I don't know what ubuntu offers now as far as people who want
to help test for 10.04, but it doesn't appear to follow the same
snapshot-of-testing approach as Debian does, and I've never really
wondered about other ways of doing it.

Avi Greenbury
http://aviswebsite.co.uk ;)

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