Ubuntu - monthly release cycle proposed

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    I didn't need my cup of java this morning, this 'news' woke me up fast. :argh:

    Ubuntu - monthly release cycle proposed

     
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    I've already commented on the original blog post - http://netsplit.com/2011/09/08/new-ubuntu-release-process/

    I would be happy with any change to the release cycle that improves quality (less bugs/defects) and the upgrade process becomes less trouble some (I would rather do more frequent upgrades between distribution versions which seldom have problems than doing less frequent ones that have problems (defects in the upgrade process or the end product).
    If its monthly cycle, annual cycle, greater use of backports, more use of official ppas I don't mind.

    Both Debian (http://cut.debian.net/) and Linux Mint (http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1781) are working on their own monthly stablish release cycles to address issues with using Debian-Testing.

    Cheers, Nick
     
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    Ah, thank you Nick, I understand better now, sort of rolling releases. After reading some of the blog posts, incl. yours http://netsplit.com/2011/09/08/new-ubuntu-release-process/#comment-3097 I now also think that may be all OK.
     
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    Only if one does "dist-upgrade"? Otherwise, it will be a full ~700MB?
     
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    Probably like this: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

    I see Linux Mint Debian is doing this..

     
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