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 Stéphane 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 1,400 Mar 29, 2013 7:49 PM

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