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Thu Nov 2 08:59:01 UTC 2006

Jari Rahkonen wrote:
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> Matthew Kuiken kirjoitti:
>> [SNIP]
>> To toss in my 2 cents, I think any backporting should be done to the 
>> most recent version.  The reason dapper has a long support life is not 
>> so that it can get all the latest features, but because it needs the 
>> stability and reliability that comes with tried and tested code. 
>> Backporting something with as many changes as the final XFCE will have 
>> probably runs counter to this philosophy, as just the act of backporting 
>> it will create many new bugs.  The point of the long support life time 
>> is to fix security issues, and major bugs.  The more changes that are 
>> made, the more chances there are for new bugs to be created, thus 
>> changes to the LTS should be exactly what is necessary, nothing more.
>> Ubuntu will not change from Gnome 2.14 or from the 2.6.15 kernel for the 
>> entire three year period.  I see no reason why Xubuntu should make a 
>> change that amounts to a kernel or gnome upgrade either.
>> [SNIP]
> I fully agree. An LTS release is only supposed to get critical bug fixes
> and security updates. Anything else should go to Feisty (with backports
> to Edgy in some cases).
>> -Matt
> - - Jari
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but we are not talking about a new version of xfce, but bugfixes for a 

also xfce is different from Gnome as it is purely community based 
project without any firm deadlines and roadmaps. They almost code it for 
themselves. So it is difficult to sync it with xubuntu release cycle...

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