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KDE LTS

Postby pcdoctor on Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:40 am

I've heard that people keeing saying Kubuntu 8.04 is not a LTS so do you guys care to guess when Kubuntu will be a LTS? I realize Elyssa KDE is still getting security updates. I tend to use LTS versions only. Of course whatever version of Kubuntu is an LTS, mint kde will follow. I have the mint bug so bad that I have a spare 2gb flash drive that I use for emergency purposes. I put mint kde daryna on a flash drive if a user's hard drive can't boot windows and/or if the cd or dvd drive is not bootable.
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Re: KDE LTS

Postby Copa360 on Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:50 am

The non-KDE portions of Kubuntu 8.04 will still be supported as they are the same as Ubuntu 8.04.
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Re: KDE LTS

Postby pcdoctor on Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:11 am

I meant when do you think the next version of Kubuntu will be a LTS?
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Re: KDE LTS

Postby Boo on Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:57 am

I think when kde4 becomes a bit more stable and when ubuntu also release a new LTS.

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Re: KDE LTS

Postby aged hippy on Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:15 pm

Kubuntu 8.04 Hardy is an LTS, that's one of the OSs i run, and it will be supported until 2011 (i think, i will check that).


Edited to add:
LTS is an abbreviation for “Long Term Support”.

We issue a new desktop and server release every six months. That means you'll always have the latest and greatest applications that the open source world has to offer. Ubuntu is designed with security in mind. You get free security updates for at least 18 months on the desktop and server.

A new LTS version is released every 2 years. With the Long Term Support (LTS) version you get 3 years support on the desktop, and 5 years on the server. There is no extra fee for the LTS version, we make our very best work available to everyone on the same free terms. Upgrades to new versions of Ubuntu are and always will be free of charge.

The two LTS releases so far are DapperDrake and HardyHeron. The next LTS release will be 10.04, released in April 2010, which has yet to be assigned a name.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LTS
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Re: KDE LTS

Postby Boo on Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:51 am

Please remember that kubuntu is not ubuntu.
Ubuntu do not care if kubuntu do not keep updating their LTS version.
I do not think kubuntu are respining their LTS verison any more.

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Re: KDE LTS

Postby Copa360 on Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:31 am

Yes, the Kubuntu developers decided not to make Hardy an LTS. It was right at the point when KDE 4 was coming out, and they deemed it too new and unstable for long-term support. And since KDE 3.5 wasn't going to be supported much longer, they didn't want to use it for an LTS at that point either.

Quote from Jonathan Riddell at Ubuntu:

We regularly review each release during the development cycle, keeping
an eye on the work that our upstreams are doing. From time to time,
this work reaches a natural rest point resulting in a particularly
stable release. For these releases, Canonical makes a commercial
commitment to provide support for a longer term and these become known
as "LTS" releases.

Since KDE 4 is a major change to the platform, it is not currently at
one of these natural rest points so would not be suitable for long
term support. Instead, due to the very high interest, development
efforts will be directed towards KDE 4 and releasing Kubuntu 8.04 with
the option of using either KDE 3.5 or KDE 4.

Users currently running Kubuntu 6.06 will be able to upgrade through
the usual path to Kubuntu 8.04, keeping to the KDE 3.5 release series,
and will receive the usual 18 months of support for that
release. Future Kubuntu releases are likely to be based on the KDE 4
series.


Like I said before, the non-DE specific components will still be updated for three years as they are the same as Ubuntu's.
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Re: KDE LTS

Postby aged hippy on Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:18 am

:oops:

*shrug* i'm accustomed to getting confused. :)

I try to not spread it around.... with varying degrees of success. :mrgreen:
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