Interesting information about Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Chat about Linux in general

Interesting information about Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Postby exploder on Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:11 am

I saw this today and thought I would post a link for those that are looking forward to the upcoming LTS release in April.

http://mdzlog.alcor.net/2009/12/23/ubun ... get-there/

Looks like the base for Mint 9 might have less issues to try and work through. :D Between Debian Testing and Ubuntu's "paper cuts", 10.04 might just turn out to be pretty nice. I understand they have modified the policy on updates too so the support for 10.04 might be a lot better than with previous releases, we can hope anyway. I like the fact that Cannonicle is taking a more conservative approach in the development of the LTS. :)
exploder
Level 15
Level 15
 
Posts: 5872
Joined: Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:50 am
Location: HartfordCity, Indiana USA

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: Interesting information about Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Postby slider on Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:36 am

Exploder
Merry Christmas my friend! :)

I like the fact that Cannonicle is taking a more conservative approach in the development of the LTS

I do too and lets all hope so! :mrgreen:
"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, brave and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds the timid join him for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."
Mark Twain
slider
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 580
Joined: Wed May 07, 2008 2:08 pm
Location: Sliding around somewhere!

Re: Interesting information about Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Postby midas on Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:53 am

Merry Christmas everyone!!

If we keep using Ubuntu as our base even more reason to emphasize on the LTS-release cycle and realising a kind of semi-rolling-release with updated packages and artwork. These are the options for LinuxMint I think: or going completely Debian or building our releases on the Ubuntu-LTS editions. A dream coming true...

Warm wishes in these cold days,
Midas
Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon (64 bits)
midas
Level 4
Level 4
 
Posts: 274
Joined: Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:47 am
Location: The Netherlands

Re: Interesting information about Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Postby exploder on Fri Dec 25, 2009 9:41 am

Exploder
Merry Christmas my friend! :)


Merry Christmas slider! I hope you and every one here has a really nice holiday!
exploder
Level 15
Level 15
 
Posts: 5872
Joined: Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:50 am
Location: HartfordCity, Indiana USA

Re: Interesting information about Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Postby mmesantos1 on Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:31 pm

Good article exploder, thanks for posting. If things go as Ubuntu states this will be a great improvement. :D
Image
User avatar
mmesantos1
Level 8
Level 8
 
Posts: 2280
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:14 pm
Location: VA. USA

Re: Interesting information about Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Postby holastickboy on Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:40 pm

I think I have been lucky as I havent had any problems with any release of Ubuntu, but I have certainly heard that 9.10 seemed to be the most problematic. Shame really!
Looking to hold a LAN Party but can't think of what games to play? Discover new games for your next LAN Party at:
http://lanpartymania.com
holastickboy
Level 2
Level 2
 
Posts: 51
Joined: Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:00 am

Re: Interesting information about Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Postby lexon on Sat Dec 26, 2009 5:10 pm

I just downloaded and installed Ubuntu 10.04. Good install as usual though took about thirty minutes for the updates. No big deal.
I love the clean desktop. I have a life so I do need a cluttered desktop.
Everything seems to work but still cannot see Photo Bucket videos, only the Photo Bucket photos can I see. They do not support Linux anymore.
You Tube video and audio just fine.
I use Yahoo and GMail web based email so never any email issue for me.
Still cannot use Movie Player for commercial DVD movies. I get an error, No URI Handler implemented for dvd. I expected that.
I will download vlc.

Lex
Lindows, Linspire, Freespire, Ubuntu, Mint 15 Cinnamon, Mint 16 XFCE, Mint 17 Cinnamon 64 bit.
lexon
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 712
Joined: Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:53 pm
Location: MA USA

Re: Interesting information about Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Postby holastickboy on Sun Dec 27, 2009 12:41 am

I love VLC, just plays everything, no questions asked!
Looking to hold a LAN Party but can't think of what games to play? Discover new games for your next LAN Party at:
http://lanpartymania.com
holastickboy
Level 2
Level 2
 
Posts: 51
Joined: Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:00 am

Re: Interesting information about Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Postby Dok on Sun Dec 27, 2009 1:47 pm

Thanks for posting that! Interesting, it looks like they are serious about making LTS really mean something. For me, 8.04 was a disaster and I went back to 7.10 until 8.10 came out. An LTS release needs to be released stable, not become stable months after release. 10.04 could become a great base for Mint 9.
Brad
Dok
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:07 pm

Re: Interesting information about Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Postby Fluxx on Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:35 pm

I certainly hope this works out for Ubuntu and for Mint. As it is, I have not been able to move forward from Ubuntu 9.04 and Mint 7...though in some ways, I'm alright with that. If everything works with this hardware, I will probably adopt and stay with the next LTS.

So, I'm looking forward to Lucid and Isabella, at least I think she will be called Isabella, even though I am happy with what I have now. I know the open source world is moving forward, and we have to keep up with it. *sigh*
Now running a slightly modified Debian Lenny.
User avatar
Fluxx
Level 2
Level 2
 
Posts: 69
Joined: Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:02 pm

Re: Interesting information about Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Postby midas on Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:49 am

The 'right' approach to me seems:

Waiting 2 months after release before installing the new edition. History learns that in the first 2 moths after release a lot of bugs are tracked down and fixed...so why installing right after releasedate? Hisory learns also that the springreleases (Mint/Ubuntu) are a bit more stable and a bit less experimental. After a year of distrohopping I like a system that 'just work'.
So, that is perhaps the route to go for me...I want to do a fresh install only once a year:

1. Installing the spring-editions
2. Waiting 2 months after releasedate before installing

Greetz, midas
Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon (64 bits)
midas
Level 4
Level 4
 
Posts: 274
Joined: Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:47 am
Location: The Netherlands

Re: Interesting information about Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Postby MALsPa on Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:58 am

Dok wrote:For me, 8.04 was a disaster and I went back to 7.10 until 8.10 came out. An LTS release needs to be released stable, not become stable months after release.


8.04 was great for me, but I agree with you, it would be better if the LTS was released stable.

midas wrote:The 'right' approach to me seems:

Waiting 2 months after release before installing the new edition.


That's the approach I like to take with Ubuntu LTS, and it isn't a bad approach to take with almost any distro!

midas wrote:If we keep using Ubuntu as our base even more reason to emphasize on the LTS-release cycle and realising a kind of semi-rolling-release with updated packages and artwork. These are the options for LinuxMint I think: or going completely Debian or building our releases on the Ubuntu-LTS editions.


This is an interesting thought. For myself, I like the way things work out using Ubuntu LTS and/or Mint LTS, and I prefer to just stay away from the 6-month release cycle. The LTS versions have worked out so far to be comparable to Debian Stable for me, but as I mentioned above, I think it's better to wait at least a couple of months before installing an LTS version.
User avatar
MALsPa
Level 8
Level 8
 
Posts: 2030
Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:17 pm
Location: albuquerque

Re: Interesting information about Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Postby Matt3223 on Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:22 pm

midas wrote:The 'right' approach to me seems:

Waiting 2 months after release before installing the new edition. History learns that in the first 2 moths after release a lot of bugs are tracked down and fixed...so why installing right after releasedate? Hisory learns also that the springreleases (Mint/Ubuntu) are a bit more stable and a bit less experimental. After a year of distrohopping I like a system that 'just work'.
So, that is perhaps the route to go for me...I want to do a fresh install only once a year:

1. Installing the spring-editions
2. Waiting 2 months after releasedate before installing

Greetz, midas


I feel I have come to this realization as well. I too shall be sticking to the spring releases and look forward to the upcoming spring Mint!
Matt3223
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 39
Joined: Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:10 pm

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Return to Chat about Linux

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests