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Three Proposals To Consider For Ubuntu Releases

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Published on 08 March 2013 03:31 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu
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Rick Spencer of Canonical wrote last week the straw-man proposal to make Ubuntu a rolling release distribution. While there's some concerns over moving to a full rolling release process for non-LTS Ubuntu releases, he is seeking feedback on three possible proposals for handling future Ubuntu Linux releases.

Spencer wrote a follow-up email to the Ubuntu developers' mailing list:

- Move to a rolling release similar to what I proposed in the original straw man.
- Continue to release interim releases but only support them until
roughly the next interim release 6 months later.
- Dramatically increase the rate of our releases to, say, once per month.

He'd like all interested stakeholders to provide their feedback on these three proposals until the middle of the month via the Ubuntu Wiki.

While one of these three proposals may be approved, it won't affect Ubuntu 13.04 that is scheduled for release in April.

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