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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saner release policy for server too
by j-kidd on Thu 25th Nov 2010 15:33 UTC
j-kidd
Member since:
2005-07-06

PostgreSQL 9.0 is better in every way compared to PostgreSQL 8.4, but you can only get it in 10.04 and 10.10, and that's through a PPA. Want to have the latest, greatest, and stable PostgreSQL on your 8.04 LTS server? No such luck.

Same goes for Python. Python 2.6 is better in every way compared to Python 2.5, and can run all Python 2.5 code without any problem. But you can't have it in 8.04 LTS, unless you compile it yourselves.

I hope Mark is not removing the ridiculous policy for desktop applications only.

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

You do have the option of creating your own deb-packages and possibly create your own ~ppa. Or just install from source. That is, if it builds at all. The stability and usefulness of the build system in ubuntu is not exactly stellar.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Just use FreeBSD and save yourself a lot of headaches.

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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Oh, if only more people would do that. ;)

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