A Proposal To Update Ubuntu's Kernel/Mesa/GNOME Components On A Monthly Basis

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A Proposal To Update Ubuntu's Kernel/Mesa/GNOME Components On A Monthly Basis

Post by Lucap » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:30 am

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page= ... oposal-WIP
It's not quite the Ubuntu rolling-release process that some have proposed over the years, but a new proposal is being formulated for shipping updates to key Ubuntu system components on a monthly basis rather than having to wait six months for updates to the Linux kernel, Mesa, etc.
Ubuntu certainly doesn't seem to be hanging about with all it's changes.

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Post by kc1di » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:39 am

Will be interesting to see how it plays out. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: A Proposal To Update Ubuntu's Kernel/Mesa/GNOME Components On A Monthly Basis

Post by Appoloin » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:18 am

What could possible go wrong with this.

Now if they where talking about update applications (ie Libreoffice, Calibre, VLC) on a monthly basis, that would be a better idea.

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Post by MintBean » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:26 am

Oh great. Whilst we're at it, let's change Arch from rolling to biennial LTS releases.

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Post by thx-1138 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:52 am

What could possible go wrong with this.
Naaaah....it's ok - few weeks later on, Santa Claus, 'ukuu' & 4.14.9 will fix everything... :lol:

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Re: A Proposal To Update Ubuntu's Kernel/Mesa/GNOME Components On A Monthly Basis

Post by Lucap » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:43 am

Only brick laptops for 1 month as opposed to a few months. :)

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Re: A Proposal To Update Ubuntu's Kernel/Mesa/GNOME Components On A Monthly Basis

Post by Pjotr » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:16 am

Right. :shock:

Thank God we have the protective level system of Update Manager.
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Re: A Proposal To Update Ubuntu's Kernel/Mesa/GNOME Components On A Monthly Basis

Post by Moem » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:13 am

Pjotr wrote:Thank God we have the protective level system of Update Manager.
I think we rather have Clem to thank for that. :wink:
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