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.
Permalink for comment 451144
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Incremental updates?
by Savior on Thu 25th Nov 2010 21:29 UTC
Savior
Member since:
2006-09-02

Nice idea, I really hate the fact that I have to stick with not-at-all-fast Firefox 3.6 for another 5 month. Of course there is Mozilla's PPA, but it is buggy as hell.

If only someone could solve the other problem of the deb-style package management: the lack of incremental updates. Why does at least 100M have to be downloaded every time I type 'sudo aptitude safe-upgrade'? That generates lots of excess traffic, which can be quite a nuisance on a wireless connection.

Reply Score: 1