Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Nov 2010 17:58 UTC, submitted by visitor
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu After announcing the move to Unity, and the eventual move to Wayland further down the line (someday one day perhaps eventually maybe once when unicorns roam the earth), Ubuntu is announcing yet another major change, this time in its release policy. While they're not moving to a rolling release as some websites are claiming, they will update components and applications more often.
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Symptom of a Wider Problem
by segedunum on Wed 24th Nov 2010 18:11 UTC
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This is just treating the symptoms of a wider problem in that Linux distributions don't have a sane software installation method for non-core distribution applications.

The next question is how long you will keep providing 'backports' (because that's all this is) for, and for how many releases, and who is going to quality check them. It just isn't scalable.

This just sounds like rearranging some deckchairs to be honest.

Edited 2010-11-24 18:13 UTC

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