> Whatever the "cadence", in each distro/OS release we quite often end up
> with almost everything being updated, which in turn causes a lot of
> breakage of user software due to API/ABI breakage in the underlying OS
I agree that upgrades too often break AP/BI, but "often" is very relative.
With Ubuntu LTS I get 5 years between releases. Within a release there's
~no breakage, IME.
Then there's of course RHEL with 10+ years of support.
I.e. if your distro has a too fast cadence, isn't it simply the wrong one
> I'd much rather get the updated software immediately (possibly directly
> from the vendor or through an app store)[...]
And you can... Isn't it the best of both worlds that you can either use the
distro version or go directly to the upstream to download either a tarball
or often packages? Many even have repos or PPAs for common distros.