Ubuntu possibly moving to a rolling release from 14.04

Could the six-month Ubuntu cycle be dropped in time for the next LTS in favour of a rolling release every two years?


Like clockwork, Ubuntu is released every six months, with a major LTS released every two years. Development priorities change over the cycles as well, and even if the LTS is in some way the flagship product, there’s always a desire for the cutting edge. In a broadcasted conversation today, Ubuntu Kernel Team Manager Leann Ogasawara mentioned how the kernel team were interested in switching to a rolling release for Ubuntu 14.04.

According to The H, this plan would involve Ubuntu releasing the LTS’s every two years as normal, however there’d be a bigger focus on maintaining the current LTS in the mean time. Ogasawara went on to speculate that users wouldn’t be happy with these changes.

What do you think? Are the LTS releases maintained fine as is, or would you prefer to have the LTS for two years with the latest software?