Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Re: Ubuntu 13.10 should be upgraded to LTS status

Am Dienstag, den 29.10.2013, 15:56 +0000 schrieb Mark Rogers:

> Even if it is too late to "stop" 14.04 being considered LTS, I believe
> that the extra investment required to commit to LTS support for 13.10
> would help make Ubuntu a realistic option for XP refugees, of which
> there are many.
wow, you highly underestimate how much manpower it costs to support a
release for *five* years ... LTS releases need to be selected in advance
so that the versions of the software we include in the release are
actually supported by their upstreams for that long time or if they are
not, at least easily supportable by us.

LTS is not just a stamp you put on a release, it is a 6 month process of
making sure you get the best supported and most stable versions of
everything, from planning the release to releasing the final iso.

13.10 was not built under this assessment you can not just "re-stamp"
it. not to talk about the additional unplanned manpower you need in
teams for fixing bugs and doing security reviews on a regular basis of
these extra versions of packages

what scott said is absolutely right, XP users should just use 13.10 and
upgrade to 14.04 once it is out.