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Ubuntu discussing moving to LTS + rolling release model
Posted Mar 1, 2013 10:46 UTC (Fri) by dgm (subscriber, #49227)
Posted Mar 1, 2013 12:34 UTC (Fri) by fdrs (subscriber, #85858)
Posted Mar 1, 2013 17:38 UTC (Fri) by jspaleta (subscriber, #50639)
If Canonical really was competing with Red Hat on server iron, LTS made some sense.
But for a push into mobile? Working with OEMs who are pushing new devices into the retail market every year? Competing with Android which is revving out production capable releases on a yearly basis.
I really don't think mobile OEMs are going to want to sit on LTS releases.
I realise that Canonical is gearing up for the next LTS release to be very important for their mobile push...but then what. That LTS release is going to show its age within a year and OEMs moving new product will expect interface enhancements to keep showing up. I don't think the LTS model is geared to deliver what OEMs need.
We sort of saw this happen in their netbook push. OEMs didn't sit on the LTS release.
Posted Mar 2, 2013 10:21 UTC (Sat) by jospoortvliet (subscriber, #33164)
Posted Mar 3, 2013 8:18 UTC (Sun) by misc (subscriber, #73730)
Posted Mar 3, 2013 17:44 UTC (Sun) by raven667 (subscriber, #5198)
If there aren't too many regressions and ABI stability then why not update and get the most bug-fixes rather than aggressively back-porting changes just to keep the number the same? Keeping ABI stability might also help protect you from dependency hell where everything is constantly being churned and broken, since it limits the amount of change you can do.
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