Ubuntu Looking Again At Rolling Release Model
Phoronix: Ubuntu Looking Again At Rolling Release Model
Canonical developers are again taking a serious look at moving Ubuntu over to a rolling-release model. Under this form, there would be the Ubuntu Long-Term Support (LTS) releases every two years but between that new packages would be pushed out on a rolling-release basis...
Correct me if I'm wrong...
...but I think they are talking about "Rolling Release" but not in a way most people expect it.
They seem to be describing something like a very long beta period, where packages are upgraded frequently, and things can land "whenever they're ready", but don't seem to describe much in a way of control and testing of stability. As in "if I have auto-update on, will my pc boot tomorrow?".
Honestly, if what we get is a choice between LTS and works-most-of-the-time-beta, most people will go LTS. So instead of having new versions of software 6 months apart, it will now be 2 years? Hm...
Daily Quality means that developers can ensure their components are stable
and useful before they upload, and our processes protect us from most
mistakes these days.