[xubuntu-users] 2014 Rolling release?

bob bob.currie at bulkley.net
Tue Jan 29 06:57:06 UTC 2013

On Tue, 29 Jan 2013 01:34:43 +0000
James Freer <jessejazza3.uk at gmail.com> wrote:

> > 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 As for LTS the second year results in outdated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...
> now?
> james

Where on earth did you get the idea that Centos is a rolling release?

Debian stable is also most certainly not a rolling release.

Regarding Debian, having run both stable and testing in the past, I can assure you that things break in testing-more frequently than I'd want to use in a work environment where I didn't want to spend much time playing with the computers and where I didn't want the non-techie staff to experience downtime because of it.


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