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    Re: Ubuntu to halve support length for non-LTS releases

    Quote Originally Posted by monkeybrain2012 View Post
    Well I do prefer cutting edge but I an not upgrading every 6 months. Usually I keep a Ubuntu release for a year and upgrade with ppas or compiling. I find it the best of all worlds.
    There's always Debian...

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    Re: Ubuntu to halve support length for non-LTS releases

    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    There's always Debian...
    Debian doesn't have a rich ppa ecology like in Ubuntu. That is a main reason I stick to Ubuntu, another reason that I prefer Ubuntu is Unity. Some drivers are also a pain to install in Debian.
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    Re: Ubuntu to halve support length for non-LTS releases

    Quote Originally Posted by mips View Post
    There's always Debian...
    With Debian Sid even a rolling release

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    Re: Ubuntu to halve support length for non-LTS releases

    I've never had any desire to run a non-LTS release after the next one was rolled out. This only reinforces the importance of LTS for those who don't want to be on the upgrade train.

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    Re: Ubuntu to halve support length for non-LTS releases

    Quote Originally Posted by monkeybrain2012 View Post
    If they want to steer people towards using LTS they had better make sure that they are kept up to date. 12.04 is already becoming old and many bug fixes and enhancements in 12.10 have not been backported. With thisrelease cycle I can see ppas for non LTS drying up too as people may not be bothered to maintain software just for 9 months.
    Unless a change in version breaks some dependency, I think the PPAs are pretty much automated - you just upload the source code, and Canonical's servers generate a working .deb for a bunch of versions.

    I may be mistaken, though.

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    Re: Ubuntu to halve support length for non-LTS releases

    Quote Originally Posted by monkeybrain2012 View Post
    Debian doesn't have a rich ppa ecology like in Ubuntu. That is a main reason I stick to Ubuntu, another reason that I prefer Ubuntu is Unity. Some drivers are also a pain to install in Debian.
    Also, we have the upcoming Ubuntu phone and Ubuntu tablet. I would like the Ubuntu phone!
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    Re: Ubuntu to halve support length for non-LTS releases

    Quote Originally Posted by monkeybrain2012 View Post
    Debian doesn't have a rich ppa ecology like in Ubuntu. That is a main reason I stick to Ubuntu, another reason that I prefer Ubuntu is Unity. Some drivers are also a pain to install in Debian.
    I used to like PPAs but they can become a pain to manage. I prefer Arch's AUR to PPAs in all honesty. I'm currently installing crunchbang waldorf on my laptop (which is wheezy) and I'm happy with not having PPAs. My laptop I want stable without hiccups. Desktop I run Manjaro for newer packages. I've also seen so many PPAs with the same stuff that you are not always sure which one to pick from a maintenance perspective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lykwydchykyn View Post
    I've never had any desire to run a non-LTS release after the next one was rolled out. This only reinforces the importance of LTS for those who don't want to be on the upgrade train.
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    Re: Ubuntu to halve support length for non-LTS releases

    I am not sure if this will play out though, as why release packages for interim releases and such if they are not going to be supported as long?

    There should be more done for the backports project if this is how things are going to roll, as why bother with a new release if its obsolete so soon?

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    Re: Ubuntu to halve support length for non-LTS releases

    In addition, Development is supposed to switch over to the rolling release style (no upgrade needed to continue to the next development release) although it's not going to be called "rolling"....
    That is the other decision that was made as stated in this article...and it starts with ubuntu 13.04 development and going forth from there...
    http://www.webupd8.org/2013/03/ubunt...d-meeting.html
    Last edited by craig10x; March 20th, 2013 at 02:41 AM.

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