Adam Miller maxamillion at
Wed Nov 1 19:11:09 UTC 2006

I understand about the development cycle and I really did do my best to help
out with Edgy and will continue to do so with later releases in Xubuntu's
future. But I still don't understand why we would give Dapper a more updated
version of Xfce than Edgy.


On 11/1/06, Jani Monoses <jani.monoses at> wrote:
> I'm not trying to disagree here but then what's the point of upgrading
> > to Edgy if nothing further is going to be included?  At least from my
> > point of view as an user that likes to have a more up to date system and
> > things being as you said, what's the incentive to go to edgy if dapper
> > is going to get the updates?  For someone like me it's almost a push to
> > try other distributions instead of sticking with this one.  I hope that
> > makes sense.
> >
> What you say makes sense, but so does what the Ubuntu team does in general
> and we are following their policies (we do not have a choice even if we
> disagreed)
> I also think that after a release is done people using it should get
> bugfixes and such.
> But this may be a more visible problem with xubuntu that ubuntu (I am not
> sure but it may be) because xubuntu gets far less testing during the dev
> cycle and most feedack we get only after RC and release.
> That is something that if changed, would make once released versions be
> even better than now andrequiring less updates.
> Any idea how we could get this working? It may be lack of publicity during
> dev cycle - hardly anyone blogs about xubuntu or makes cacthy announcements
> :)
> It may be that having a much smaller user base it cannot have enough
> testers willing to follow the edge and report back during development.
> Either way solving this is a priority as we will not be able to just work
> on a release for 6 months with relatively little feedback than after release
> respond to a lot of it.
> Jani
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