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Thread: Should Ubuntu move to a rolling release cycle?

  1. #1
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    Should Ubuntu move to a rolling release cycle?

    that Ubuntu should adopt a rolling release like Arch Linux as opposed to the normal system?

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    Re: Who reckons ...

    Maybe in the future this could work out, but I think that keeping the current release system will be less confusing to those coming from the windoze world who are used to the 'bigger' upgrades. Not that Ubuntu isn't a shot of cold water to them anyways, just a thought...

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    Re: Should Ubuntu move to a rolling release cycle?

    No. If I wanted a rolling release I'd use a distro with one.

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    Re: Should Ubuntu move to a rolling release cycle?

    The current release cycle is one of the things that make Ubuntu great.


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    Re: Should Ubuntu move to a rolling release cycle?

    Nah, it's fast enough already.
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    Re: Should Ubuntu move to a rolling release cycle?

    The Linux world is moving fast, by the time a release is ready, something will either need to be upgraded or something completely new will be released that people would like to see in the release. We would never get a new release because it would allways be in development getting better and better.

    The current twice a year release schedule is perfect.

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    Re: Should Ubuntu move to a rolling release cycle?

    i happen to prefer a rolling release, but i think ubuntu is fine the way it is. there's no need to fix something that isn't broken

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    Re: Should Ubuntu move to a rolling release cycle?

    A rolling release would be nice, but so would be using Debian's stable, testing and unstable branch. Stable = 6.06, Testing = 7.04, Unstable = 7.10 (or something).

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    Re: Should Ubuntu move to a rolling release cycle?

    I like the way things are now but would have LTS changed so that there is the normal 6 month cycle and have it so that there is the LTS version with something similar to service packs that are roll downs from the bleeding edge 6 month cycle but not like windows vulnerability fixes but rather to support usability such as updating python etc to run with new versions of programs as they are released.

    Also backporting may become very important with LTS wich may contain these service packs of program updates to support core programs.

    I tried the LTS for a while till core components would not support new versions of programs. As for the 6 month cycle I would prefer a one year LTS but thats my personal preference.
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    Re: Should Ubuntu move to a rolling release cycle?

    I voted for the rolling release. Either that, or have a bunch greater emphasis on backporting. I think the power of apt-get is currently being underutilized, if Ubuntu was to get a rolling release we'd really feel the speed of Linux development. I hate to say this, but I think a 6 month release cycle is slow.

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