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    Monthly Ubuntu Releases Proposed

    Found some interesting articles on slashdot.org whether it may get implemented or not.

    An anonymous reader writes
    "Scott James Remnant, the former Ubuntu Developer Manager at Canonical and current Ubuntu Technical Board leader, has proposed a new monthly release process for Ubuntu Linux. He acknowledges that with the six month releases there are features that end up landing way too soon, leaving them in a sour state for users. With his monthly proposal, Remnant hopes to relieve this by handling alpha, beta, and normal releases concurrently. It's unknown whether Canonical will accept the policy at this time."

    A new release process for Ubuntu?

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    Proposed: A Monthly Ubuntu Release Cycle

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    Re: Monthly Ubuntu Releases Proposed

    OMG, I think that's a bad idea!
    What if somebody wants always to have the latest system?
    And I think that Canonical's servers that share the ISOs should be possibly made in such a way so as to handle more bandwidth.

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    Re: Monthly Ubuntu Releases Proposed

    Even presently i prefer using LTS only.

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    Re: Monthly Ubuntu Releases Proposed

    Fine with me, so long as they have this in addition to the LTS.

    OMG, I think that's a bad idea!
    What if somebody wants always to have the latest system?
    What? the proposed system would make it easier to have the latests system. Just switch to beta repos.

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    Re: Monthly Ubuntu Releases Proposed

    This sounds like a huge non-sense. If they want, they can make Ubuntu a rolling release with an LTS every now and then, but monthly release is a non-sense.

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    Re: Monthly Ubuntu Releases Proposed

    Makes a lot of sense to me. If something just needs a couple more weeks of work, instead of rushing it to get it into the release so it does not have to wait six months, get it into next month's release.

    I approve in principle, but the problem would of course be more work to handle several releases simultaneaously.

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    Re: Monthly Ubuntu Releases Proposed

    I don't necessarily believe this, but let's all just jump on the Firefox bandwagon.

    If you're going to release every month, just make it a rolling release.
    Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. - Dr. Seuss

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    Re: Monthly Ubuntu Releases Proposed

    Mmmm.. two year release cycle with three years of support. Yummy. <---- I will have this. ^_^

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    Re: Monthly Ubuntu Releases Proposed

    They will run out of letters in the alphabet very quickly.

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    Re: Monthly Ubuntu Releases Proposed

    Quote Originally Posted by forrestcupp View Post
    If you're going to release every month, just make it a rolling release.
    This essentially would be a rolling release, only with stabilized snapshots and a fixed cycle. Mint is doing a similar thing with LMDE and their new system of (optional) monthly updates, and if I'm not wrong, Foresight Linux (a rolling distro) has a very similar system. Also, openSUSE is doing their Tumbleweeds thing. It seems that the move to a rolling or semi-rolling cycle is the hit in the Linux world. Don't care about it myself, but this might be beneficial for Ubuntu.

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