Xubuntu and LTS?

Radomir Dopieralski xubuntu at sheep.art.pl
Mon Feb 11 18:44:24 UTC 2008

Mon, Feb 11, 2008 at 07:39:44PM +0100: 
> 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?

"Based on Ubuntu LTS" maybe?

Radomir `The Sheep' Dopieralski <http://sheep.art.pl>

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