Xubuntu and LTS?

Vincent imnotb at gmail.com
Mon Feb 11 18:39:44 GMT 2008


On 11/02/2008, Jani Monoses <jani at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>
> > That'd be my typing. I know Xubuntu is not supported by Canonical, but
> > it does receive security updates for a longer period. So, does that mean
> > Xubuntu is an LTS and the text on xubuntu.org <http://xubuntu.org> is
> > correct, or should I update the website?
>
> In practice I do not think there have been more than a handful of
> updates to Xubuntu apps which are not in Ubuntu, so I think it is
> misleading to call it LTS. We do not guarantee that we fix Xfce,
> Gnumeric, Abiword or other packages issues. It is usually better
> supported than a regular release since base system and apps where most
> security issues are found are taken care of.
>
> We may need a better explanation but I think LTS implies Canonical paid
> support is valid for the same period (someone needs to check) and that
> is definitely not the case for Xubuntu yet.


OK, does anyone have any suggestions for a better term than "LTS" to use for
Xubuntu?

Jani



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Vincent
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