"An update on the long term plans for Ubuntu release management.
8.04 LTS represented a very significant step forward in our release
management thinking. To the best of my knowledge there has never
been an "enterprise platform" release delivered exactly on
schedule, to the day, in any proprietary or Linux OS. Not only did
it prove that we could execute an LTS release in the standard
6-month timeframe, but it showed that we could commit to such an
LTS the cycle beforehand. Kudos to the technical decision-makers,
the release managers, and the whole community who aligned our
efforts with that goal.
"As a result, we can commit that the next LTS release of Ubuntu
will be 10.04 LTS, in April 2010..."