[Toybox] Canonical Extending Ubuntu 14.04/16.04 LTS Support To Ten Years - Phoronix
rob at landley.net
Wed Sep 22 06:56:19 PDT 2021
On 9/21/21 8:18 PM, enh via Toybox wrote:
> Ironically I couldn't find a canonical source for this, but a couple of other
> sites have a similar story (but different enough to make me think there really
> is a Canonical press release doing the rounds).
> TIL: Ubuntu LTS is 10 years, not 3.
It was 5 when I moved off 14.04 (the last non-systemd version going out of
support), but there was talk of moving it to 7?
> I guess Ubuntu 14/16 are the new CentOSes...
Chasing taillights. Only took 'em 8 years:
Sigh. I acknowledge the industry pressure for a big round number based on how
many fingers salespeople have, the problem is if you're trying to gain a market
advantage by advertising a longer support horizon than the competition it's not
likely to STOP there.
Luckily, I"m mostly programming against C99 and trying to implement Posix-2008
so it's not a LARGE impact. Mostly it's things like the openat() system calls
still being fleshed out in places.
Meanwhile, "rust" is held to an entirely different standard:
And they're working hard to make sure you can't build a kernel without it:
Grumble grumble perl removal patches...
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