Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Jul 2009 09:50 UTC, submitted by kragil
Debian and its clones Most mainstream distributions, like Ubuntu, Fedora, and Mandriva, have already adopted a time-based release schedule, meaning that releases are not done on a feature basis, but according to a pre-determined time schedule. The Debian project has announced that it has adopted a time-based release schedule too.
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RE: Mark Shuttleworth to "blame"
by mgl.branco on Wed 29th Jul 2009 14:21 UTC in reply to "Mark Shuttleworth to "blame""
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True. Shuttleworth is the one to blame. Debian move is a capitulation to Ubuntu... and I don't think it's for the best. I just hope they know what they do and still focus on quality, not anyone's marketing needs.

IMHO, I don't think that a strict, or semi-strict like now Debian's, release cycle is productive, at least with short cycles, and I believe is detrimental first to stability and second to innovation. I wish I'm wrong here.

I say this because I think that Ubuntu has been living up until now on the fruits of Debian and not on any merit derived from decision making in the distro, aside of marketing, obviously. As an example of bad administration, language packs in launchpad are NOT sync with upstream. My upstream KDE translations, for example, are not sync back and forth in Ubuntu. This is horribly insane.

Edited 2009-07-29 14:22 UTC

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