What are point releases in LTS versions?

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Much of the general background on Ubuntu point releases for LTS support is covered in this Ask Ubuntu question. What follows is some additional details in regards to the 12.04.2 release coming up next month.

Excerpt from ubuntu-devel mailing list as of 11.01.2013:

Ubuntu 12.04.2 is currently scheduled to be released on Jan 31st 0... At this time we feel it is better to delay the release by two weeks to allow time for extra QA testing.

This would put the new release date on 14 Feb 2013. No other dates would change (i.e. freezes etc.), we are just using the extra two weeks for testing and possible bug fixing for identified issues.

According to the schedule, there are 4 point releases to be expected within the 12.04 lifecycle. 12.04.2 is scheduled for release on 14 Feb 2013 and the last point release 12.04.4 is scheduled for January 24 2014.

What is a Point Release?

12.04.2 will provide users with a new kernel as well as a roll up of previous...

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There are so called "point releases" for LTS versions of Ubuntu. 10.04.3 for instance.

What are those "point releases" releases?

If you are familiar with the way Microsoft Windows manages its versions, you can relate point releases to Service packs that are released after a while when the product is released to the general consumption.

The basic idea for having point releases in LTS versions is to ensure that the LTS version works on newer hardware and doesn't necessary have to download a huge amount of updates when freshly installed.

The point release essentially contains the bug fixes the version has gone since it was released to the public, which includes security fixes, package updates, translation packs updates, etc.

You can read Mark Shuttleworth's blog, where he talks about the point releases of 8.04. An excerpt from his blog that is relevant:

These point releases will include support for new hardware as well as rolling up all the...

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Some articles on release, point releases, releases:

List Of Ubuntu Releases - Release History - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)

... LTS (Precise Pangolin) is the current Ubuntu Long Term Support (LTS)

release

, made available on schedule on 26 April 2012 ... Ubuntu 12.04 is Canonical's 16th

release

of Ubuntu and its fourth long term support version ... The name for the

release

was announced by Shuttleworth on 5 October 2011 and is named after the pangolin anteater ...

Quake 4 - Versions - Point Releases

... The initial

release

of Quake 4 on the PC was version 1.0, and there were small updates to this in 1.0.4 and 1.0.5, which accompanied the linux and SDK

releases

... This

release

was quickly withdrawn and replaced by the 1.2

release

, due to an issue found during QA by Activision ... The 1.3

release

incorporated changes from Ritual Entertainment, including a new weapon (Napalm Launcher), a new gametype...

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To understand the difference you need to understand why a Long Term Support (LTS) version of Node exists.

Node LTS is primarily aimed at enterprise use where there may be more resistance to frequent updates, extensive procurement procedures and lengthy test and quality requirements.

From Rod Vagg a member of the Node LTS working group:

The point of establishing an LTS plan for Node is to build on top of an existing stable release cycle by delivering new new versions on a predictable schedule that have a clearly defined extended support lifecycle. While this may seem at odds with the open source tradition of “release early, release often” it is an essential requirement for enterprise application development and operations teams. It also affects companies ... that provide professional support for Node.js.

https://medium.com/@nodesource/essential-steps-long-term-support-for-node-js-8ecf7514dbd#.za353bn08

The official Node post mentioned in one of...

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Some articles on point releases, release, releases:

Quake 4 - Versions - Point Releases

... The initial

release

of Quake 4 on the PC was version 1.0, and there were small updates to this in 1.0.4 and 1.0.5, which accompanied the linux and SDK

releases

... This

release

was quickly withdrawn and replaced by the 1.2

release

, due to an issue found during QA by Activision ... The 1.3

release

incorporated changes from Ritual Entertainment, including a new weapon (Napalm Launcher), a new gametype (Deadzone), and a number of maps ...

Debian - Releases

... As of February 2011, the latest stable

release

is version 6.0, code name squeeze ... In addition, a stable

release

gets minor updates (called

point releases

) ... The numbering scheme for the

point releases

up to Debian 4.0 was to include the letter r (for

release

) after the main version number (e.g ...

List Of Ubuntu Releases - Release History -...
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Read the Release Notes in your language:

Ubuntu GNOME is an official flavour of Ubuntu, featuring the GNOME desktop environment. Ubuntu GNOME is a mostly pure GNOME desktop experience built from the Ubuntu repositories. This is our very first Long Term Release (LTS) version.

1 GHz processor (for example Intel Celeron or better) 1.5 GB RAM (system memory) 7 GB of free hard drive space for installation Either a CD/DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media Internet access is helpful (for installing updates during the installation process).

If you have an old machine, you may consider other alternatives like Lubuntu or Xubuntu.

Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 is now an LTS (Long Term Support) release. This is our first LTS Release supported for 3 years.

Most of GNOME 3.10 is now included. See the GNOME release notes for more details. The few missing bits of 3.10 are available in ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3.

gnome-weather, gnome-maps, gnome-photos and...
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Originally asked: What is the difference between Node.js 4.x branch with LTS (Long Term Support) and the 5.x branch (listed as Stable)?

But this is equally relevant to understanding the difference between 6.x and 7.x and, in the future, 8.x and 9.x

Generally, I always lean towards the latest version for features and performance (as I now do a lot of ES6 / ES7). Is there any information on how production ready the "stable" branches are?

To understand the difference you need to understand why a Long Term Support (LTS) version of Node exists.

Node LTS is primarily aimed at enterprise use where there may be more resistance to frequent updates, extensive procurement procedures and lengthy test and quality requirements.

From Rod Vagg a member of the Node LTS working group:

The point of establishing an LTS plan for Node is to build on top of an existing stable release cycle by delivering new new versions on a predictable schedule that have a...

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If you are familiar with the way Microsoft Windows manages its versions, you can relate point releases to Service packs that are released after a while when the product is released to the general consumption.

The basic idea for having point releases in LTS versions is to ensure that the LTS version works on newer hardware and doesn't necessary have to download a huge amount of updates when freshly installed.

The point release essentially contains the bug fixes the version has gone since it was released to the public, which includes security fixes, package updates, translation packs updates, etc.

You can read Mark Shuttleworth's blog, where he talks about the point releases of 8.04. An excerpt from his blog that is relevant:

These point releases will include support for new hardware as well as rolling up all the updates published in that series to date. So a fresh install of a point release will work on newer hardware and will also not require a big...

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is supported until 2021

Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS is now available to download.

It is the third point release in the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS series, and the second to be released this year.

Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS will follow it early next year.

What is an Ubuntu point release?

Ubuntu LTS releases come with 5 years of ongoing package updates, bug fixes, hardware improvements, and security patches.

A point release is an updated version of the LTS installation image that rolls together all of these updates. This helps to reduce the number of packages and patches that a user has to download after installation.

Certain point releases also ship with a new hardware enablement stack (HWE). This is composed of a recent Linux kernel release, graphics drivers (including mesa 17) and display server.

Ubuntu 16.04.3 Changes: New Hardware Enablement Stack

The updated hardware stack in Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS brings Linux 4.10...

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MediaWiki operates on a "continuous integration" development model, where software changes are pushed live to Wikimedia web sites such as Wikipedia on a regular basis.

In theory, new major releases are issued on a half-year basis, and release branches continue to receive security updates for up to a year as of first release. Due to time constraints and rapid refactoring of the code base, we cannot support obsolete releases forever, and security and critical updates are not applied to releases which have reached their end of life status.

The release manager strongly recommends that wiki operators subscribe to the mediawiki-announce mailing list, which receives notification of all releases, and ensure that their wiki runs the most up to date version of the software possible. These announcements are also posted to mediawiki-l and wikitech-l.

Versions and their end-of-life

Versions included in the above table that are marked as obsolete as well as versions...

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2 minutes to read Contributors

This is a general description of .NET Core support.

LTS and Current Release Trains

Having two support release trains is a common concept in use throughout the software world, specially for open-source projects like .NET Core. .NET Core has the following support release trains: Long Term Support (LTS) and Current. LTS releases are maintained for stability over their lifecycle, receiving fixes for important issues and security fixes. New feature work and additional bug fixes take place in Current releases. From a support perspective, these release trains have the following support lifecycle attributes.

LTS releases are

Supported for three years after the general availability date of a LTS release Or one year after the general availability of a subsequent LTS release

Current releases are

Supported within the same three-year window as the parent LTS release Supported for three months after the general...
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The Mythbuntu team would like to announce starting with the 12.04 release we will be moving to LTS only releases. Mythbuntu ISOs will only be released for LTS releases. MythTV packages will still be provided in the Ubuntu and Mythbuntu repositories for every Ubuntu release (both LTS and non-LTS).


What does this mean?This means that going forward, there will no longer be Mythbuntu ISOs for releases that are not deemed LTS. Does this mean I won't be able to install MythTV on a non-LTS release of Ubuntu?No. The Mythbuntu team will still provide MythTV packages for non-LTS releases in the standard Ubuntu repositories and the Mythbuntu provided repositories. The only thing this changes is that Mythbuntu ISOs will not be available for non-LTS releases. Install the mythbuntu-control-centre package and configure from there.But I want to install MythTV on You can still install MythTV on non-LTS releases of Ubuntu, as the Mythbuntu team will continue to provide MythTV packages in...
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On 2016.12.06 09:21 Doug wrote:

> On 2016.11.28 08:59 Doug wrote:

>> On 2016.10.11 Doug wrote:

>>

>>> There is also a pending very small, but significant, change to Samba,

>>> so we'll look into doing a point release soon.

>>

>> Recall I mentioned that we should do a Serverguide point release soon.

>>

>> I was reminded this morning when I was using the on-line

>> version of the serverguide for guidance, but it was not up to date,

>> so I am using my local version, compiled from the current trunk master

>> files.

>>

>> Anyway, let's set December 5th (arbitrarily picked) as a string freeze

>> date before we give translators some time for a point release perhaps

>> a couple of weeks later.

>

> O.K. please consider the Ubuntu serverguide to be in string freeze, until

> the point release is finished.

The 16.04 Ubuntu Serverguide point...

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Question:

There are so called "point releases" for LTS versions of Ubuntu. 10.04.3 for instance.

What are those "point releases" releases?


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If you are familiar with the way Microsoft Windows manages its versions, you can relate point releases to Service packs that are released after a while when the product is released to the general consumption.

The basic idea for having point releases in LTS versions is to ensure that the LTS version works on newer hardware and doesn't necessary have to download a huge amount of updates when freshly installed.

The point release essentially contains the bug fixes the version has gone since it was released to the public, which includes security fixes, package updates, translation packs updates, etc.

You can read Mark Shuttleworth's blog, where he talks about the point releases of 8.04. An excerpt from his blog that is relevant:

These point releases...

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