[xubuntu-users] 2014 Rolling release?

James Freer jessejazza3.uk at gmail.com
Tue Jan 29 01:34:43 UTC 2013

> 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.

As the originator of the post i'd like to point out that stability in
rolling release is fine e.g. debian, centos, and slackware - the three
main server distros. As for LTS the second year results in outdated
apps, and yet 6 months is too frequent. Distros like Slackware, PClos,
etc do a new release about each year which is about right. Beyond a
year problems start to occur. That was the point i was trying to make.

For *buntu to survive they are going to have to reconsider their
strategy. In 2009 i think they were still financially in the red...


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