Xubuntu 14.04: LTS with 3 years support

PK pliniusminor at gmail.com
Sun Feb 23 13:23:13 UTC 2014


Although Xubuntu 14.04 will "only" have LTS support for three years, it'll
be safe enough to use for five years, anyway....

Only the specific Xubuntu packages (mainly the Xfce ones) will receive
"merely" three years of support, but the other packages (the kernel,
Firefox, Libre Office, Thunderbird, Flash Player, etc.etc.) will have the
full five years support. Because they come from the generic Ubuntu
repositories for Ubuntu 14.04.

It's highly unlikely that attackers will target the Xfce packages of
Xubuntu 14.04 after three years. Attackers usually go for the widely used
stuff, like the mainstream applications.

So: no worries. Using Xubuntu 14.04 for five years instead of three, is
only a slight risk. Quite acceptable. :-)

Regards, Pjotr.


2014-02-23 13:01 GMT+01:00 Pasi Lallinaho <pasi at shimmerproject.org>:

>  With the current amount of contributors, the team doesn't wish to offer
> support for longer than 3 years. The Ubuntu core packages are supported for
> 5 years as usually.
>
> The other flavors announce their LTS status and lenght on their own
> mailing lists or other outlets, you should follow them for that information.
>
> Cheers,
> Pasi
>
>
> On 23/02/14 10:18, Colin wrote:
>
> 3 years, why not is 5years
>
>
>  ------------------ Original ------------------
>  *From: * "Tiago Ribeiro";<zakzor at gmail.com> <zakzor at gmail.com>;
> *Date: * Sat, Feb 22, 2014 00:37 AM
> *To: * "Xubuntu Development Discussion"<xubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com><xubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com>;
>
> *Subject: * Re: Xubuntu 14.04: LTS with 3 years support
>
>   Great news.
>  I wasn't able to test any alpha build but will install the beta1 in my
> netbook (February 27th, if I'm correct)
>
>  Best regards to all that thrive to make Xubuntu even better.
>
> zakzor
>
>
> On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 4:19 PM, Pasi Lallinaho <pasi at shimmerproject.org>wrote:
>
>> Just a quick note,
>>
>> Xubuntu 14.04 will be an LTS release with 3 years support.
>>
>> For reference, the official confirmation is at:
>>
>> https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-release/2014-February/002784.html
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Pasi
>>
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