[TEAM] Gathering "testimonials" for marketing purposes

flocculant pasi at shimmerproject.org
Mon Aug 8 17:13:55 UTC 2016

It's also worth noting that you can do the LTS->LTS upgrades only; 
nobody is forcing you to upgrade to regular releases between.

Also getting back on-topic, please note that this thread IS NOT the 
thread for "testimonials"; this is discussion to plan how/where to 
collect them. If we set up anything like that, we will let you all know 
at that point. In other words, while it's nice to hear that you all like 
Xubuntu, and your success stories with it, and while we're not stopping 
you from sending them on this list, the stories here aren't considered 
as marketing material.


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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