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    An End To The Six Month Cycle?

    Is it true that this is being discussed by Canonical and the Ubuntu developer community? If so what might replace it?
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    Re: An End To The Six Month Cycle?

    I hope not. I can't wait for more than 6 months to try the next ubuntu.
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    Re: An End To The Six Month Cycle?

    Actually I hope so, its time to slow down and focus on stability.
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    Re: An End To The Six Month Cycle?

    Quote Originally Posted by SunnyRabbiera View Post
    Actually I hope so, its time to slow down and focus on stability.
    Stability has never been an issue for me, never any breakages or random update problems.

    I wouldnt mind a bit more time being spent on a release to add some more spit and polish though.

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    Re: An End To The Six Month Cycle?

    Is there really any point with the LTS versions being out every two years? Two years is still very much in line with OS X and Windows.

    Plus it would throw Ubuntu out of sync with GNOME... unless GNOME is planning changes as well.

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    Re: An End To The Six Month Cycle?

    Quote Originally Posted by steeleyuk View Post
    is there really any point with the lts versions being out every two years? Two years is still very much in line with os x and windows.

    plus it would throw ubuntu out of sync with gnome... Unless gnome is planning changes as well.
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    Re: An End To The Six Month Cycle?

    we're talking about gnome here, it's not like there is dramatic changes in every new version without cheating from changelog I can't tell the difference between 2.24 and 2.26.

    6 month cycle is too short IMHO. Suse already increased theirs to 8 months.

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    Re: An End To The Six Month Cycle?

    Quote Originally Posted by SunnyRabbiera View Post
    Actually I hope so, its time to slow down and focus on stability.
    me either... they should focus on stable lts releases and nice-good looking updates.

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    Re: An End To The Six Month Cycle?

    it'll never happen, but a switch to rolling release wouldn't see any complaints from me
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    Re: An End To The Six Month Cycle?

    Stability is the most important target right now.

    Facts:

    - with recent hardware supported by Linux crashes and freezes are normal
    - video drivers are crap (mainly ATI and Intel)
    - too many versions of Ubuntu: 2 per year, and none is stable till LTS
    - very difficult to support and stabilise so many versions
    - difficult to test and make things look professional in 6 months
    - when a new Ubuntu version is released is actually beta quality
    - when you buy a new computer you have to wait 1-2 years till Linux is stable on it due mainly to drivers

    These are the facts, although we may try to forget them because we love Linux. But we want it to get perfect, don't we? So let's not hide the facts.

    So boys, stability is the main issue here right now.

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