[TEAM] Gathering "testimonials" for marketing purposes

flocculant flocculant at gmx.co.uk
Mon Aug 8 16:41:27 UTC 2016

On 08/08/16 16:07, JMZ wrote:
> I don't mind a Xubuntu LTS-only policy so long as a few other Ubuntu 
> flavors maintain intermediate releases.  Have other Ubuntu flavors 
> discussed going to LTS only?  With intermediate releases, it's 
> possible to mix and match different ppa's to create hybrid systems.
Even 'if' there was an LTS-only policy then there will always be a 
development version.

No-one is going to sit back and then suddenly in 2 years wake up, get 
together, test *stuff*, hope that people test it (which is about where 
we are - people don't) then suddenly be in a position to release something.
> For example: I download newer kernels at a faster pace than 16.04 LTS 
> through the canonical-kernel-team ppa.  I've set this ppa to yakkety.  
> I'm at 4.6.x now versus 4.4.x.  I prefer downloading kernels ahead of 
> the curve. I don't mind having to fix a few minor faults now and then 
> to maintain a more advanced kernel system.
I grab kernel's from -proposed, I do no more than what's just around the 
> I've always thought that LTS was for users who prefer stability over 
> experimentation.  Experimenters like myself do exist, however.  
> Perhaps Xubuntu is not right for me because most Xubuntu users would 
> be better served by LTS only.  Perhaps it is time for an 
> experimenter's xfce environment to leave the Canonical suite and 
> become its own distribution.
LTS is for those users.

Experimenters can join in the dev version almost as soon as the latest 
release releases.

> Jordan
> On 08/08/2016 09:10 AM, PK wrote:
>> <snip>
>> I have one suggestion to make: the perceived quality of the "brand" 
>> Xubuntu can perhaps be improved when the only codebase is Ubuntu LTS 
>> and its point releases. So no more short-lived intermediate releases. 
>> Comparable with the release policy that Linux Mint has adopted in 2014.
>> Keep up the good work! I's being appreciated by more people than you 
>> might realize.  :-)
>> Regards, Pjotr.
>> 2016-08-08 12:44 GMT+02:00 Pasi Lallinaho <pasi at shimmerproject.org 
>> <mailto:pasi at shimmerproject.org>>:
> <snip>

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