[xubuntu-users] 2014 Rolling release?
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Tue Jan 29 00:47:08 UTC 2013
On 01/28/2013 07:31 PM, bob wrote:
> In a fixed (as opposed to rolling) release model, some packages are fixed and not updated except for security concerns. Generally, for example, the Linux kernel version remains the same during the lifetime of a release-and software may or may not be updated. Generally it is updated after testing, and the fixing of certain packages helps stability.
> In a rolling release model all software is updated as the upstream supplier updates, usually after some testing. The Linux kernel isn't exempt-it too will be updated.
> Generally as time goes by bugs get fixed and systems improve in stability. This is less likely to be the case with a rolling release model-the new versions will have new bugs.
> Those who presently use an LTS release are usually doing so because stability is important to them. Some use LTS releases and only install after some time has passed for bug fixes after the release date. Stability is likely to be less in a rolling release-things are more likely to be broken by changes, which is why some, especially current LTS users, would be wary of a rolling release model.
That cleared it up for me, thank you for taking time to explain. I can
see now why many don't want it.
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