Ubuntu to halve support length for non-LTS releases

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Mar 20, 2013 12:06 AM EDT
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In a meeting of the Ubuntu Technical Board last night, the technical leadership of Canonical's Linux distribution decided to halve the support time for non-LTS releases to nine months. At the same time, the developers want to make it easier for users of the distribution to get up-to-date packages on a regular basis without the need to perform explicit upgrades of the whole distribution. Attending the meeting, Matt Zimmerman, Colin Watson and St├ęphane Graber unanimously agreed on these points and also clearly voted against moving Ubuntu into a rolling release model. The changes will be implemented in the maintenance schedule starting with the release of Ubuntu 13.04 ("Raring Ringtail") on 25 April.

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It Will Be Interesting to See How This Plays Out CFWhitman 10 1,491 Mar 29, 2013 7:49 PM

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