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Marzata
December 10th, 2011, 02:30 AM
Is the upcoming Xubuntu 12.04 going to be LTS?

ubuntu27
December 10th, 2011, 02:50 AM
Xubuntu won't be a LTS. Just Ubuntu 12.04.

Toz
December 10th, 2011, 04:11 AM
AFAIK, all the *buntus will follow suit and be 5-year LTS (they share the same code base). Do you have a source that states otherwise?

N00b-un-2
December 10th, 2011, 04:13 AM
that was my understanding too. For all intents and purposes the Ubuntu base is is what determines a release. Ubuntu 11.10 with XFCE installed on top of it is the same as Xubuntu, so in essence, any 12.04 release is going to be an LTS release

3Miro
December 10th, 2011, 06:23 AM
Xubuntu won't be a LTS. Just Ubuntu 12.04.

Do you have a link about that? Every release so far, those two have been going in hand in hand, why do you think this one would be different.

sammiev
December 10th, 2011, 06:28 AM
Do you have a link about that? Every release so far, those two have been going in hand in hand, why do you think this one would be different.

+1 was going to ask the same question and also wanted to follow this thread.

ubuntu27
December 10th, 2011, 09:29 AM
Hmm...
Pardon me. It seems that I am wrong here.

I looked around, and it seems that Lubuntu is the one that it won't be an LTS (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1870442). Perhaps I mixed the two of them.

mrgs
December 10th, 2011, 11:10 AM
A lot of misinformaiton in this thread.

Lubuntu 12.04 will have the normal 1,5 years support.
Ubuntu 12.04 will be a five year LTS for desktop and server.

Back to the original question: What about Xubuntu?

jonny2
December 10th, 2011, 05:39 PM
I have used ubuntu and will try to use newer version.

3Miro
December 10th, 2011, 06:46 PM
A lot of misinformaiton in this thread.

Lubuntu 12.04 will have the normal 1,5 years support.
Ubuntu 12.04 will be a five year LTS for desktop and server.

Back to the original question: What about Xubuntu?

So far Xubuntu has followed Ubuntu in lock-step. Unless I hear something definitive indicating the contrary, I expect Xubuntu 12.04 to be just as much LTS as Ubuntu.

Lubuntu has been historically semi-rouge. They are a much newer project and didn't even have "official" status up until recently. About a year ago, they also didn't have 64-bit version (I haven't checked lately). I don't find it surprising that they will deviate from Ubuntu and delay their LTS (although I am a bit disappointed).

Marzata
December 10th, 2011, 08:28 PM
"LTS releases are based on Debian testing while non-LTS releases are based on Debian unstable." Correct?

Rodney9
December 10th, 2011, 11:06 PM
So far Xubuntu has followed Ubuntu in lock-step. Unless I hear something definitive indicating the contrary, I expect Xubuntu 12.04 to be just as much LTS as Ubuntu.

Lubuntu has been historically semi-rouge. They are a much newer project and didn't even have "official" status up until recently. About a year ago, they also didn't have 64-bit version (I haven't checked lately). I don't find it surprising that they will deviate from Ubuntu and delay their LTS (although I am a bit disappointed).

I am using Lubuntu 11.10 64 Bit on my desktop.

I sure hope 12.04 Lubuntu is LTS.

Rodney

mrgs
December 10th, 2011, 11:44 PM
I sure hope 12.04 Lubuntu is LTS.



As I have already said, it is not.

The reason is that Lubuntu is maintained by a small group of people, and keeping 12.04 alive as long term support will for the next five years pull work hours away from developing the new releases.

Besides, long term support is a service aiming at professional installations, and they hardly ever run Lubuntu.

BobMarleyy
December 11th, 2011, 05:04 PM
Just to confirm the idea that Xubuntu does use LTS releases:
http://www.xubuntu.org/getubuntu#lucid
Check it out Xubuntu 10.04 is LTS (since April 2010 :P)

3Miro
December 11th, 2011, 11:13 PM
"LTS releases are based on Debian testing while non-LTS releases are based on Debian unstable." Correct?

Ubuntu delivers releases on specific dates, while Debian does releases whenever they a want (i.e. whenever they feel they are done with a release). I don't think there is 1 to 1 correspondence between Debian cycles and Ubuntu cycles.

ernestj
December 13th, 2011, 08:25 AM
Xubuntu will be LTS also.

See below. whew, I love my Xubuntu!!!


http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/Xubuntu-Precise-Pangolin-77002.shtml

Elfy
December 13th, 2011, 08:37 AM
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xubuntu-devel/2011-December/008082.html


So, as discussed around UDS time, we need to make an official request
for Xubuntu to be labeled as an LTS release.

Sylslay
January 4th, 2012, 11:44 PM
+1 for Xubuntu 12.04 LTS,
IMHO it will be LTS

12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin 26 April 2012 April 2015 Long term support

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xubuntu

benonsoftware
January 22nd, 2012, 01:34 AM
Its official. The TB has just approved that Xubuntu, Kubuntu and Edubunt will be 5 year LTS for the desktop. You can view more here. (http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2012/ubuntu-meeting.2012-01-09-20.58.moin.txt)

Penguinnerd
January 22nd, 2012, 01:49 AM
Its official. The TB has just approved that Xubuntu, Kubuntu and Edubunt will be 5 year LTS for the desktop. You can view more here. (http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2012/ubuntu-meeting.2012-01-09-20.58.moin.txt)

Actually, it looks like it will be 3 years for Xubuntu.

Toz
January 22nd, 2012, 01:57 AM
Its official. The TB has just approved that Xubuntu, Kubuntu and Edubunt will be 5 year LTS for the desktop. You can view more here. (http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2012/ubuntu-meeting.2012-01-09-20.58.moin.txt)

According to that link, xubuntu was only approved for 3 year LTS.


21:28:59 <meetingology> Voting ended on: Xubuntu LTS 3-year designation

21:28:59 <meetingology> Votes for:3 Votes against:0 Abstentions:2

21:28:59 <meetingology> Motion carried

Elfy
January 22nd, 2012, 02:24 AM
Yep - all official like - 3 years.

No need for more - all closed here now.