Linked by nej_simon on Wed 13th Mar 2013 23:03 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu On his blog, Mark Shuttleworth has outlined a proposal to change how Canonical handles Ubuntu releases. In the proposal, future LTS releases will receive new kernels and software (something we've already seen in 12.04.2 which had a backported Xorg stack from Quantal) and interim releases will only be supported for 7 months instead of 18. Of course, the current situation where you often have to upgrade the whole OS just to get new software and drivers isn't great, so Canonical might be on to something here.
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RE[2]: Just get the quality right!
by aliquis on Sun 17th Mar 2013 15:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Just get the quality right!"
aliquis
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But this sort of thing (rolling release) is about trying to get quality up.
I don't see how a rolling release would bring quality UP?!

My OpenSUSE 12.3 installation isn't perfectly stable and if I wanted something more stable I wouldn't pick something which moved even faster but rather something slower like Debian.

Upgrade what's broken or need security fixes and keep what works. If you replace what works with the latest and greatest you're risking stability.

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