Ubuntu Technical Board Meeting Decisions Regarding The New Release Proposals

In a recent Ubuntu technical board meeting, it was decided to:reduce maintenance period for regular (non-LTS) Ubuntu releases from 18 months to 9 months; enable users to continuously track the development focus of Ubuntu without having to explicitly upgrade.It was also decided to implement the above changes “to the maintenance schedule effective in 13.04 and later”. To be honest, I didn’t understand exactly what “enable users to continuously track the development focus of Ubuntu without having to explicitly upgrade” does so I’ve looked for an explanation and it seems this means that archive.ubuntu.com will get a symlink always pointing to the current development release. So basically, users (although I assume mostly developers will want to use this) will be able to always use the current Ubuntu development release without having to upgrade.The Ubuntu members that have attended the IRC meeting didn’t agree on using the “rolling release” wording for this because technically this isn’t exactly a rolling release.So technically, there won’t be any rolling release although you’ll easily be able to use the current development release if you want to. There are also not going to be any monthly releases, etc. like in the initial proposal.According to Colin Watson’s (Canonical)

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