Any news about Ubuntu and its release cycles discarded move to rolling release model and non-LTS versions are left with half time support, 18 to 9 months . This was decided by the Ubuntu Technical Board, as told in The H Open.
As you know, the debate about the “times” of Ubuntu has been a hot topic in recent weeks, but at least one thing has already been decided: no version rolling release . On the contrary, what arises is now reduced time of normal versions support half. For what purpose? The offer updated packages in their own upgrades.
apparently support time to save what used to test newer versions of packages to deliver them to the public. That is, the updates received in those nine months will not only security , as has always been, but include new versions of packages . In the coming weeks detailing all changes.
non-LTS versions published and kept as 18 months of support and LTS five years, in both cases, needless to say, only security updates.