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    Phoronix: Ubuntu 14.10's Feature Freeze Is This Wednesday

    For good or bad, it sure seems like time flew by the past few months of the Ubuntu 14.10 development cycle; the feature freeze for the Utopic Unicorn is this week...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTc2NzI

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    Outdated packages

    It is too bad many of the packages are heavily outdated.

    The latest GNOME is version 3.12, but in Ubuntu many of the components are from 3.10, 3.8 and some even from 3.6.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by uid313 View Post
      It is too bad many of the packages are heavily outdated.

      The latest GNOME is version 3.12, but in Ubuntu many of the components are from 3.10, 3.8 and some even from 3.6.
      Are the GNOME packages the only outdated stuff or is there anything "big" that's also outdated? I've been pondering for a while and I might decide to start using Ubuntu. Why? Mainly because i'm tired of Linux breaking all the time. I'm using Arch which so far as been my favorite distro especially because of the awesome AUR but since it's bleeding edge it's understandable that some stuff breaks from time to time.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Vidar View Post
        I might decide to start using Ubuntu.
        I'm a long time Ubuntu user and I would advice you against going with anything but LTS releases, especially at this point in Ubuntu's history. We'll see a few "beta-like" releases until 16.04 (April 2016). I'll probably stay on 14.04 until 15.10 myself.

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        • #5
          I guess the big question is whether Ubuntu 14.10 will ship with Mesa 10.2.x or Mesa 10.3.x (as well as wether LLVM 3.4 vs LLVM 3.5) which will affect the out-of-the-box gaming experience with open source drivers... If it's Mesa 10.2.x + LLVM 3.4 then it'll be rather disappointing for some games :-/
          Last edited by hagda; 08-20-2014, 02:58 AM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Aleve Sicofante View Post
            I'm a long time Ubuntu user and I would advice you against going with anything but LTS releases, especially at this point in Ubuntu's history. We'll see a few "beta-like" releases until 16.04 (April 2016). I'll probably stay on 14.04 until 15.10 myself.
            Former Slackware user here.

            I personally haven't had issues with non-LTS releases. I typically run the latest and greatest on my cheap laptop. I do make a point of running LTS releases on my workstations and servers though.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Tgui View Post
              Former Slackware user here.

              I personally haven't had issues with non-LTS releases. I typically run the latest and greatest on my cheap laptop. I do make a point of running LTS releases on my workstations and servers though.
              I haven't either, but I believe this time is different. First of all, 14.04 is probably the most polished Ubuntu release ever. Second, the feeling of being forced to upgrade because of the current short life of non-LTS releases has been uncomfortable for me in 13.04 and 13.10. But the most important reason is probably that the upcoming releases will be playing with the evolution of Unity 8, which is great but unlikely to be anywhere close to stability.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by hagda View Post
                I guess the big question is whether Ubuntu 14.10 will ship with Mesa 10.2.x or Mesa 10.3.x (as well as wether LLVM 3.4 vs LLVM 3.5) which will affect the out-of-the-box gaming experience with open source drivers... If it's Mesa 10.2.x + LLVM 3.4 then it'll be rather disappointing for some games :-/
                Do you really game with open source drivers????

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by hagda View Post
                  I guess the big question is whether Ubuntu 14.10 will ship with Mesa 10.2.x or Mesa 10.3.x (as well as wether LLVM 3.4 vs LLVM 3.5) which will affect the out-of-the-box gaming experience with open source drivers... If it's Mesa 10.2.x + LLVM 3.4 then it'll be rather disappointing for some games :-/
                  How is this a problem? You can just use Oibaf's or Xorg Edgers' PPAs

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                    The latest GNOME is version 3.12, but in Ubuntu many of the components are from 3.10, 3.8 and some even from 3.6.
                    This is a good thing, most peaople hate the new Gnome (for good reasons).

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