Karl - grub2 and ext2/ext3/ext4
ubuntu at tigershaunt.com
Tue Aug 10 13:46:12 UTC 2010
Jordon Bedwell wrote:
> I would assume they do more QA because it's the one they plan to support
> like upstream would, Non-LTS is stable [at least it always has been for
> me, even on my hardware which is generally bleeding edge too], the
> packages are certainly more stable packages on LTS, what you see is
> learn from non-LTS and put what you learned into LTS. Think of Non-LTS
> having say PHP 5.3.2 and LTS having PHP 5.3.2-2 (bad example I know ~
> but lots of possible upstream patches and definitely bug fixes) at least
> this is what I've noticed in my experience. I can't speak for how they
> actually do it, just what I notice. So what you see in non-LTS is new
> packages being prepped (in my opinion) and then LTS finally gets the
> most stable version. Yeah they have testing for all that too, but it's
> different than it being bundled as default.
I'll have to give the same disclosure of having no inside knowledge.
But I think it's more a case of trying to avoid large changes to the
system for LTS releases. For examples, changes like replacing sysinit
with upstart, introduction of Pulse Audio and Network Manager are the
kinds of changes that would be done on a point release but generally
avoided on LTS.
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