notification of new version

Pastor JW pastor_jw at
Fri Oct 15 15:24:49 UTC 2010

On Friday, October 15, 2010 3:06:47 am R Kimber wrote:
> I was wondering how someone who isn't subscribed to this or a related list,
> and who doesn't spend time visiting Ubuntu websites, know that there's a
> new version released?  Update manager used to do this, but so far it has
> failed to alert me to the new version. I've had two or three normal updates
> of 10.04 stuff since 10.10 was released. Does it wait for a specified time
> after release before alerting people?

Most Ubuntu users know there is a new release every April (xx.04) and every 
October (xx.10).  Update manager DOES tell you unless of course you are using 
a LTS version such as 10.04 was.  10.04 will receive much longer support than 
10.10 or even 11.04 will.  If you want the "upgrade" to show in your update 
manager, you have to set it to "normal releases" rather than "Long term 
support releases only" in your repository settings.

73 de N7PSV aka Pastor JW <n><   PDGA# 35276  _Registered Kubuntu User: #27403

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