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  • UBports' Ubuntu Touch OTA-4 RC Released, Upgrades To Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

    Phoronix: UBports' Ubuntu Touch OTA-4 RC Released, Upgrades To Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

    The UBports community has announced the first release candidate of their long-awaited Ubuntu Touch OTA-4 update...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...Touch-OTA-4-RC

  • #2
    Right, now as good as Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    Typo?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by fuzz View Post

      Typo?
      Yep thanks meant *not*.
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #4
        Ubuntu 15.04 was released in 2015. Good to know "antiquity" is 3 years ago only.

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        • #5
          For those wondering why Ubuntu Touch is only now being ported to Ubuntu 16.04 (and not yet to Ubuntu 18.04), as reported in a previous Phoronix article:

          Ubuntu 18.04 isn't being pursued yet due to the Mir changes around Wayland support, and just being a much different target than going from 15.04 to 16.04.
          More information can be heard at about 24:06 in the Ubuntu Touch Q&A 25.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Weasel View Post
            Ubuntu 15.04 was released in 2015. Good to know "antiquity" is 3 years ago only.
            On the internet anything older than 2 years is ancient history.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by makam View Post

              On the internet anything older than 2 years is ancient history.
              In technology fields where there is a lot of development, yeah.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Weasel View Post
                Ubuntu 15.04 was released in 2015. Good to know "antiquity" is 3 years ago only.
                The release date is irrelevant, it is the end-of-life date that matters: 14.04LTS is a year older, but not EOL until next year.

                Ubuntu 15.04 hasn't been supported for more than two years.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by AlanGriffiths View Post
                  The release date is irrelevant, it is the end-of-life date that matters: 14.04LTS is a year older, but not EOL until next year.

                  Ubuntu 15.04 hasn't been supported for more than two years.
                  Since when does support have anything to do with antiquity? As if lacking security updates makes it more ancient, just more unsafe.

                  But before a given patch, any OS lacks the respective security patch, whether you are aware of it or not. Does that mean all OS in existence are ancient? (all of them have security bugs in one way or another, that will be patched in the future or not)

                  Really, it's nothing more than a fashionsta's word usage.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Weasel View Post
                    Since when does support have anything to do with antiquity? As if lacking security updates makes it more ancient, just more unsafe.

                    But before a given patch, any OS lacks the respective security patch, whether you are aware of it or not. Does that mean all OS in existence are ancient? (all of them have security bugs in one way or another, that will be patched in the future or not)

                    Really, it's nothing more than a fashionsta's word usage.
                    The word "antiquity" does not appear in the referenced article. Rather, Michael includes the following:

                    "Ubuntu Touch OTA-4 is significant for the UBports project in that it migrates from the antiquated Ubuntu 15.04 base to now using the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS base." (Emphasis added.)

                    The word "antiquated" (as used in the referenced sentence) means obsolete. And yes, I'd say that Ubuntu 15.04, which hasn't been supported for more than two years, is obsolete.

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