Ubuntu 15.10

Bret Busby bret.busby at gmail.com
Sat Oct 10 17:39:02 UTC 2015

On 09/10/2015, Bret Busby <bret.busby at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 09/10/2015, Bret Busby <bret.busby at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 08/10/2015, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 8 October 2015 at 00:08, Jack Hayes <agents4jesus at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hi Everyone,
>>>> It’s 10.15, and I haven’t heard any talk about bugs or beta-isos for
>>>> Ubuntu
>>>> 15.10.
>>>> What’s going on?
>>> It isn't out yet.
>>> When it's out, later this month, then you will see the announcement
>>> and the comments will begin.
>>> Prediction: people will call it anticlimactic and say that it is
>>> merely a small, incremental change.
>> Would that, pechance, mean that 15.04 would be supported until (after)
>> 16.04 (being the next LTS version) is released?
> Aargh! Typo!
> "pechance" should be "perchance"
> Unfortunately, Arora appears to not have a spellchecker (or, not one
> that I have been able to find) (although, it may be difficult to find
> a dictionary, for the language "Archaic").

For the benefit of anyone who is unable to figure out why I might have
wondered whether the above text as posted by Liam Proven on
08/10/2015, might have indicated a possibility that Ubuntu 15.04 might
consequently be supported until the release of Ubuntu 16.04, the key
is in the wording that indicates that the 15.10 release is described
as being a non-event, and therefore to not be taken seriously as a new
version release, thus leading to the question that, if that is not
going to be what counts for a real new version, will the preceding
version (15.04), then be supported until the next real new version,
16.04, is released, so that, amongst other things, users who are using
15.04, would not be required to do a system upgrade that is not a real
system upgrade, to a new version that is not a real new version, other
than in name/number only, so that current users of 15.04, could have a
supported system, in the interim, until the next LTS version is
released; 16.04, especially, as, as is indicated, apart from the
aspect of 15.10 being supported until 16.04 is released, there is no
significant advantage to upgrading from 15.04 to 15.10, as 15.10, is
apparently, simply going to be 15.04, but with a different

I hope that that explanation clears up any confusion as to why, in the
context of the description provided, of the significance and status of
the new, pending, 15.10 version of Ubuntu Linux, relative to the
existing version 15.04 of Ubuntu Linux, the question is posed, as to
whether, if the difference(s) between 15.04 and 15.10, are of no
consequence (apart from the provision of support, and the version
name/number), version 15.04 would be supported until the next LTS
version (which generally, I believe, has a support period of five
years, within the Ubuntu Linux project) is released.

 hope that this all clears up what was not already clear to some.

Bret Busby
West Australia

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
 you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
 Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
 "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
 A Trilogy In Four Parts",
 written by Douglas Adams,
 published by Pan Books, 1992


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