Update Manager / Kernels

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Update Manager / Kernels

Post by FreedomTruth » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:13 pm

I propose listing the end-of-support date with each kernel, in the update manager, something like:
Kernels_proposed.png
This could help a user more easily determine which kernel series they want to stick with.
NOTE I did not actually implement this; I just modified a screenshot :D
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Re: Update Manager / Kernels

Post by JerryF » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:01 pm

This is a great idea.
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Re: Update Manager / Kernels

Post by Pjotr » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:03 pm

Looks like a good idea to me. :)

Post it on the idea site and I'll probably support it:
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Re: Update Manager / Kernels

Post by deepakdeshp » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:31 pm

FreedomTruth wrote:I propose listing the end-of-support date with each kernel, in the update manager, something like:
Kernels_proposed.png
This could help a user more easily determine which kernel series they want to stick with.
NOTE I did not actually implement this; I just modified a screenshot :D
That's really useful
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Re: Update Manager / Kernels

Post by jimallyn » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:49 pm

I like it, and I hope they implement it when they have the time to do so. Our developers are busy!
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Re: Update Manager / Kernels

Post by Schultz » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:39 pm

I also think it's a great idea. A while ago someone here on the forums didn't believe me when I told them kernel series 4.8 was already end of life, even though I linked to Ubuntu's kernel page.

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Re: Update Manager / Kernels

Post by mr_raider » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:10 pm

Schultz wrote:I also think it's a great idea. A while ago someone here on the forums didn't believe me when I told them kernel series 4.8 was already end of life, even though I linked to Ubuntu's kernel page.
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