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Why Ubuntu release schedules should be changed

Nov 19, 2009, 01:33 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)


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"The decision to release at remarkably rapid intervals is tied to the GNOME Desktop Project's schedules; GNOME releases a month ahead of Ubuntu.

"While this pace of development has given Ubuntu a goodly portion of the small number of GNU/Linux desktops worldwide, and also had an effect on many other distributions in that they have tended to release more often in order to compete with Ubuntu, there are indications that it is better for Canonical, the parent company of Ubuntu, to rethink its strategy.

"One reason is the bugs that have created a bad buzz for the distribution.

"The last two releases, 9.04 and 9.10, have had some showstopper bugs and while it may be true that only a small number of users have suffered, in both cases these have been the most vocal minority."

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