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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Delgarde
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2008-08-19

Being stable doesn't mean being old.


It does, somewhat. Stability means finding a combination of packages that works, and sticking with it. And typically, that means that those concerned with stability tend to be one or two releases out of date - upgrading only once the version they're on is end-of-lifed by the vendor.

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StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

"Being stable doesn't mean being old.


It does, somewhat. Stability means finding a combination of packages that works, and sticking with it. And typically, that means that those concerned with stability tend to be one or two releases out of date - upgrading only once the version they're on is end-of-lifed by the vendor.
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I think what fepede was getting at was that it's not a one-to-one relationship. IOW, most (all?) stable software is "old", but not all "old" software is stable.

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