Use Debian jessie or xenial-proposed as backports in trusty?

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at
Mon Apr 4 09:00:54 UTC 2016

On Mon, 04 Apr 2016 18:23:50 +1000, Karl Auer wrote:
>Organisations generally go with LTS versions because they want to
>exchange currency for stability

and "stability" especially means that a work-flow doesn't change, since
it's time consuming and expensive to train employees to a new workflow,
to continue a hitch-free work process. New software, with new features
might be stable, bug free and regarding data backwards compatible too,
but it might break the workflow. Imagine the office assistant is used
to a menu bar, but an update does remove the menu bar.

On Mon, 4 Apr 2016 10:34:30 +0200, Lukas Erlacher wrote:
>Spirit and purpose of the Ubuntu LTS Releases is sadly already broken
>by the huge amount of ancient packages

You misunderstand the meaning of "long-term support", it does mean that
packages aren't upgraded, just because the are old. The only reason for
upgrades are security issues and serious bugs, apart from this
upgrades, when ever possible will not happen. It's the intention to
stay with old software and to support security upgrades and upgrades
related to serious bugs only.

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