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Official Ubuntu Rolling Release Proposal

A while back, Leann Ogasawara, Canonical Kernel Team Manager, has said that it has been discussed internally to use a rolling release model for Ubuntu between LTS releases, but that it is just an idea for now. With the new Ubuntu Touch, which needs both “velocity and agility”, the rolling release mode seems to be more than just an idea and Rick Spencer, Engineering Director at Canonical, has made a proposal about this on the Ubuntu Devel mailing list.In the thread named “Let’s Discuss Interim Releases (and a Rolling Release)”, he states that “we should keep LTS releases, but starting now, stop doing interim releases and start a rolling release”.Basically, he wants to stop making interim releases which are the Ubuntu versions between LTS releases, and instead, users could choose between LTS releases, rolling release updated daily or rolling release updated monthly.This would be beneficial for both users and developers:users who prefer LTS releases would be unaffected by this change while those who prefer more up to date software would get the latest versions of their favourite applications without having to constantly upgrade to newer Ubuntu releases or use PPAs;developers would benefit from not having support so many Ubuntu releases,

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