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Thread: Would you prefer Ubuntu have a version that was a rolling release model?

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    Re: Would you prefer Ubuntu have a version that was a rolling release model?

    I think it would be better if non system critical applications (transmission, open office, firefox, ...) got updated to their newest versions upon release (small testing time buffer).

    Others like xorg, ... should be left alone.

    I got the xorg thing on Arch too. Thank Jebus for Links.

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    Re: Would you prefer Ubuntu have a version that was a rolling release model?

    It is going to happen, its just a matter of when.

    The idea of Grumpy Groundhog came around back in 05 which was basically to create a distro that was always bleeding edge like sid, there was a spec for it on the launchpad but the blueprint now links to the canonical wiki for some reason.

    As far as I know its part of the whole Distributed Development[1] plan which is on going but its part of the later stages.

    [1] http://wiki.ubuntu.com/DistributedDevelopment/
    Last edited by Eclipse.; February 21st, 2009 at 01:33 PM.

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    Re: Would you prefer Ubuntu have a version that was a rolling release model?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eclipse. View Post
    It is going to happen, its just a matter of when.
    I certainly hope that you are right.

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    Re: Would you prefer Ubuntu have a version that was a rolling release model?

    No. Actually I think even 6 months is too fast. Because of 6 months limit, developers cannot do any big significant changes to the overall OS. I think 1 year of release cycle would be better.

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    Re: Would you prefer Ubuntu have a version that was a rolling release model?

    I would prefer somethin in between.
    *The core packages such as gnu utils, gcc, glib, libc etc. should stay at the same version to avoid breaking compatibility. (Also 6 month is too fast. 1 year is okay I think)
    *End user applications such as pidgin, firefox, openoffice etc. should always be up to date.


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    Re: Would you prefer Ubuntu have a version that was a rolling release model?

    I'm for a rolling release version only if the current model remains in place as well. There are some critical situations where I simply cannot and will not use Arch because of the mess it can make. I can assure you that if Ubuntu goes exclusivley rolling release, you are going to see lots of users just go back to Windows, regardless of poll results (not everyone who uses ubuntu frequents this forum).

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    Re: Would you prefer Ubuntu have a version that was a rolling release model?

    Quote Originally Posted by scaredpoet View Post
    I'm for a rolling release version only if the current model remains in place as well. There are some critical situations where I simply cannot and will not use Arch because of the mess it can make. I can assure you that if Ubuntu goes exclusivley rolling release, you are going to see lots of users just go back to Windows, regardless of poll results (not everyone who uses ubuntu frequents this forum).
    I agree a lot of people would cease using ubuntu but I doubt they would go to windows

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    Re: Would you prefer Ubuntu have a version that was a rolling release model?

    Quote Originally Posted by cb951303 View Post
    I agree a lot of people would cease using ubuntu but I doubt they would go to windows

    Right, because we aren't trying to attract any potential Windows converts, are we?

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    Re: Would you prefer Ubuntu have a version that was a rolling release model?

    Quote Originally Posted by scaredpoet View Post
    Right, because we aren't trying to attract any potential Windows converts, are we?
    simply because the first thing a sane person would do is to try another distro not going back to windows.
    we're not talking about a bug or problem here. whether ubuntu is a rolling distro or not, it's a design choice and I don't see why people would return to windows just because their favorite distro converted to rolling releases. it doesn't make sense.

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    Re: Would you prefer Ubuntu have a version that was a rolling release model?

    Quote Originally Posted by billgoldberg View Post
    I think it would be better if non system critical applications (transmission, open office, firefox, ...) got updated to their newest versions upon release (small testing time buffer).

    Others like xorg, ... should be left alone.

    I got the xorg thing on Arch too. Thank Jebus for Links.
    I had the same problem with my arch, thats why i dual boot arch and ubuntu hardy. i have the newest one that i use most of the time. and the more reliable one installed for if (when) somthing ***** up during a update.


    back on subject, i dont think ubuntu should be roling release, i have enought problems with the 6month upgrade that normaly breaks somthing, or somthing stops working in the new version that was fine in the last one.

    for rolling release i will stick with arch.
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