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    I really like the "rolling release" ideal, the install once and done. I am interested in starting a project that turns ubuntu into a rolling release distribution, yes I know you can "upgrade Ubuntu" but I'd prefer an automatically updated Ubuntu. (with updates coming from the alpha/beta of the next release. (with stability a top priority). I Know I would have to set up a server and Repository to Install the updated packages automatically with the update manager. Let me know if there is interest in this Idea. I'd love a rolling Ubuntu. The features of ubuntu, but always up to date. (I think an Ubuntu logo built to resemble the Arch logo would be sweet)
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    Not to rain on your parade but what you are proposing would be extremely difficult if not impossible. Have a look at how the ubuntu releases are developed and think about it again.

    You would be better off doing a distro based on debian testing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    Not to rain on your parade but what you are proposing would be extremely difficult if not impossible. Have a look at how the ubuntu releases are developed and think about it again.

    You would be better off doing a distro based on debian testing.
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    You could look into Linux Mint Debian Edition, which is based on Debian Testing, and they are trying to make it as easy to use as Ubuntu. I don't think they are there yet, but it is coming along pretty good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrokenKingpin View Post
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    You could look into Linux Mint Debian Edition, which is based on Debian Testing, and they are trying to make it as easy to use as Ubuntu. I don't think they are there yet, but it is coming along pretty good.
    I know! I use LMDE , i just miss some of ubuntus feAtures
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    I saw some video footage of a one of the Ubuntu big wigs speaking at a meeting of Ubuntu big wigs sometime inside of the last couple of years. (Yes I surely do wish I had of bookmarked it!) & he was talking about the possibility of Ubuntu adopting a rolling release upgrade system.

    So from what I saw, I can say that the powers that be have/are looking at the pro's & con's of a rolling release Ubuntu.

    Whether it ever materialises or not time will tell.

    If it does, I expect that there will be various ways to maintain the different primary clients:- Server systems & those that require LTS would just choose to enable the appropriate repositories, as opposed to those that want to use more recent packages...

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    Ok, so if I can't have a rolling realse Ubuntu (yet) What repos can I add to have the latest kernel, Xorg/wayland(eventually) and Gnome 3 etc. From the 11.10 Alpha
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    Re: Rolling Release Ubuntu

    Wouldn't it be easier to upgrade to 11.10 rather than just adding some repositories? I guess you could avoid a lot of dependency problems if you completely switch to 11.10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2F4U View Post
    Wouldn't it be easier to upgrade to 11.10 rather than just adding some repositories? I guess you could avoid a lot of dependency problems if you completely switch to 11.10.
    Anyway to do this from 11.04?
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    You can also easily upgrade your kernel & other packages beyond Ubuntu "stable", have a look at the Ubuntu stuff: section of the OP in this thread:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1238129

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