No, we passed one of the day’s news, the new proposal for make Ubuntu a rolling release distro with all of the law, nothing released unless by Rick Spencer, director of engineering at Canonical, according to which the change would benefit both users and developers.
Broadly speaking, raising Spencer is continuing the LTS as usual, and leave semiannual releases for rolling release distribution and continuous update monthly releases Linux Arch-style, ie mostly updating packages in the installation images (not that Arch Linux do monthly).
This would also include a large monthly update -added that arise every day, for all users of Ubuntu LTS, which ServicePack Windows, as there are delicate items that can not be updated each day, as the kernel, video drivers, etc..
most enthusiastic users dispondrían always have the latest versions of software stable , while professional users or those who would search for maximum stability, would enjoy extended support releases. Developers, meanwhile, would get rid of the work of preparing the current releases every six months.
The truth is that the suggestion of Spencer has been well received in the Ubuntu mailing list, which has continued to simmer all day, and has even done a Hangout on Google+ (YouTube video) to openly discuss the idea. How could it be otherwise discordant voices claiming that not a matter of scale, but of “actual implementation” , with all that that entails (maintain quality and stability, mainly), have been quick to make themselves heard.
As you know, it’s not the first time he intends to jump into rolling release model from within Canonical , but if one thing is clear is that history going for long. Soon will be held next Ubuntu Developer Summit, which will focus on all of the new versions of Ubuntu for smartphones and tablets, so not expected to address this issue . But who knows.
What is your opinion? Would you like a rolling release Ubuntu in the terms proposed?