Questions about the release procedures for a release, including policies, stable release updates, and distribution upgrades.

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How to convert daily build to a stable release? [duplicate]

Say, for example, I installed 13.04 daily build today. In 10+ days from today, 13.04 will be officially released (as stable). After the release, do I need to do some sort of distribution upgrade? Or ...
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Quantal backported kernel in 12.04.2? What's going on there?

I'm sure that I'm not the first and/or only one to notice that 12.04.2, released earlier this year, installs by default a backported 3.5 kernel from the Quantal (12.10) release. I'm surprised to see ...
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Where can I download the Beta release for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

According to the 13.04 release schedule, the Beta 2 release for 13.04 was made available today (April 4). Does anyone know where I can download it? Thanks!
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Will the alpha/beta ISO become official after Release?

I am moving to use a Alpha/Beta ISO and I am wondering will it become stable after official release or will I need a new iso?
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Why did Canonical reduce Ubuntu's (non-LTS) support time to 9 months?

Is reducing support time the first step to having a rolling distribution? Is there any other purpose?
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 -> 12.10 Can't do do-release-upgrade [duplicate]

When I log into my Ubuntu 12.04 server, it says: New release '12.10' available. Run do-release-upgrade to upgrade to it. When I run do-release-upgrade I get the following: ...
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Ubuntu Release Calendar, is it maintained?

I am subscribed to the Ubuntu Release Calendar. But recently, it seems that all of the events there have disappeared. Is it being shut down or something? Is there any alternative with Ubuntu releases ...
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Ubuntu Rolling Release Model

Canonical opened a debate on wether or not Ubuntu will switch to a rolling release model. What does rolling release model actually mean? Will there be a 13.04 release?
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How can I run a kernel prior to 2.0?

I am working on a project i.e. trying to adapt Linux kernel for scalable multi core architecture where no. of cores are increasing day by day. For my project I want a Linux distribution like Ubuntu ...
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Major differences between versions? [closed]

I'm having problems with 12.10 and 13.04 regarding Steam (specifically Team Fortress 2 game) which at some random point I will experience a fps drop, something like from 200 to 10. I'm not sure but ...
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What day in April will Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Server be scheduled for end of life [closed]

I searched on Google to find the end of life date of Ubuntu 8.04 Server (Hardy Heron) but to only find that it is in "April 2013". My question is, will I get updates in April or it ends on the first ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 not available in update list [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: No facility exists in Update Manager (12.04) to upgrade to 12.10. Why? Ubuntu 12.10 does not show up in my software updates list. Do i have to install all the updates ...
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What is the release Date of Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail)? [closed]

What is the exact release date of Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail?
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Isn't open-source a two-edge sword? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wouldn’t writing an open source program make it available for anyone to freely hack and exploit, thus making it less secure? I know that ubuntu is an open source OS, ...
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How long will Ubuntu 13.04 be supported for? [duplicate]

I am trying to find out how long will Ubuntu 13.04 be supported before the next version arrives.
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lenovo b570e release recommendation

I'm wondering what release is more stable in terms of hardware drivers support for a Lenovo B570e , 12.10 or 12.04 ? I have a 64 bit system but I see on the website the recommended version is ...
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problems updating system: update manager says newest update is 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? When I open my update manager I get a window saying: Your Ubuntu release is not supported anymore. You ...
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Are 64-bit and 32-bit versions included in the same ISO?

http://releases.ubuntu.com/precise/ Does Ubuntu now release 64-bit and 32-bit under the same ISO?
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How do you use or what is wrong with ubuntu-support-status? [closed]

I read this: "The ubuntu-support-status command will print the exact status of your system. " but when i try i get this: $ ubuntu-support-status Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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Lubuntu 12.04 is a non-LTS release - does this mean that LXDE isn't, either?

Lubuntu 12.04 is not a long-term-support release. That's mostly due to a lack of manpower. But I don't use Lubuntu on my machine, I use LXDE over stock Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. So my question is: In the ...
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Where can I submit release codename suggestions

I want to submit a ubuntu release codename... where can I do this at? I went to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DevelopmentCodeNames to try and submit an idea but there isn't any location there to do so...
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What are the benefits of six month release cycle?

If possible, could anyone explain the benefits of Ubuntu's six month release cycle? I can think of some benefits like to provide users with a release without bugs from previous one and updated ...
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iso download fails Ubuntu Server 12.04.1 LTS 32bit

I have tried downloading Ubuntu Server 12.04.1 LTS 32bit but it fails at 156.790kb image file at start of download says 645mb it will only download 156.790kb then finishes. where can I download this ...
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Why do Ubuntu releases use names and not just numbers?

As the title says - why also use names and not just version numbers?
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Is Ubuntu 12.10 really released today? [closed]

I don't see any mention in the home page ubuntu.com. I found the cd image at http://releases.ubuntu.com . Is this the final one? Can I proceed downloading. Update manager too doesn't show up new ...
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Why is the traditional countdown absent in the Ubuntu homepage now?

We used to get more excited just seeing how close the next release date is and how game we are to download our latest favorite OS. Is the traditional homepage countdown in ubuntu.com gone for good?
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Why isnt there an Ubuntu release name starting with C (and A)

Its Breezy Badger then Dapper Drake. Where are Clumsy Chameleon and Awesome Antelope?
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“do-release-upgrade -d” doesn't prompt for update

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 server and I would like to place that PC for testing purposes so moving to 12.10 server but I am unable to do that. I am doing this in a VM, so I can't copy/paste the text ...
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Does changing in `lsb-release` file affects upgrades?

I have Ubuntu and Edubuntu installed on my laptop. But both shows as "Ubuntu ..." in the grub menu. To workaround this, I can change the variable DISTRIB_ID and DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION to have values ...
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What new feature we can expect from ubuntu 12.04.02? [closed]

What new feature we may expect from ubuntu 12.04.02
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How to find support for specific package version in upcoming Ubuntu versions

If an user wanted to look for example, for a version of a specific package in a new version of Ubuntu, let's say, I want to know if Ubuntu 12.10 will have ALSA 1.0.26 or if it will have MESA 9.0. How ...
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What are the differences between different releases of Ubuntu?

For example, what is the difference between Ubuntu 11.10 and 12.04 LTS? What are some major/minor changes between the two versions?
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How will be the LTS support for Xubuntu after 3 years?

Hi :) I'm comfortable with Xubuntu 12.04 because I have an older computer, but I was reading about the LTS support: Ubuntu 12.04: Supported until april 2017. Xubuntu 12.04: Supported until april ...
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Will the 12.04.1 ISO appear on the Ubuntu website?

Following the release schedule for 12.04 here, I see that today, the 12.04.1 maintenance release will come out. Since it includes all updates found for 12.04 up until today and saves me a lot of ...
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Are changes in a point release applied progressively to a released version before it comes out

(Note that I think the title can receive a change to better explain what I am asking here) I have installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 12.04. I noticed that the 12.04.1 will come soon and was wondering ...
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For how long 12.04 LTS will be supported ? 5 or 3 years? [duplicate]

Hey everyone today my friend call me and he told me that 12.04LTS it will be support for 3 years is that correct ? because i think it will be supported for 5 years, i am not sure but i heard from ...
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Where to find Bugs fixed in Point Releases or Addressed to be fixed in Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS?

Since according to this Release Schedule the 12.04.1 point release is expected on 23 August 2012. As per the Point release wiki in Release minus 1 month that all candidate bugs are fixed . Where to ...
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When is the next point release to be available?

There are several things I love about 12.04 LTS, but several bugs which make it terrible, like the LightDM issues with the XServer and whatnot. I'm really hoping on the next point release to fix these ...
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Where can I find the source code of Ubuntu?

I would like to know where to find the source code of Ubuntu 12.04. I'd like to see how far it is "open source".
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Is it required to update Ubuntu every day or week?

Why do we need to update every day or week. Every week 150MB of update? This is similar to Windows (sorry I do not want to blame any one). I believe updates are to cater some loop holes, deficiency; ...
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How to check whether a fixed bug reported at Launchpad would affect my distro release?

Could you please help me to decide whether this bug affects Ubuntu 12.04? I found out the information about the indicator-multiload (which turned out to be the thing I have been missing in my ...
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Which version of Debian are Ubuntu LTS releases based on?

This answer says: The base of the operating system, Debian, comes in three versions: Stable, Testing and Unstable. Normally, Ubuntu is based on Testing; the LTS releases are based on Stable. ...
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Why don't the Ubuntu repositories have the latest versions of software?

Why are packages in the official Ubuntu repositories older than the latest (upstream) versions from Debian Sid, PPAs, the authors, etc.?
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Is 10.04 LTS Still Supported by the Ubuntu Desktop Advanced? [duplicate]

Is 10. 04 LTS Still Supported by the Ubuntu Desktop Advanced? If yes, until when?
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Future Xubuntu updates after the three year LTS period?

I started using Ubuntu two years ago by installing the Xubuntu 9.04 and then proceeded to install Gnome and a selection of extra packages I needed. I am forced to migrate to a new version since 9.04 ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu release “official” virtual machine images? [closed]

On this site there are a lots of questions about setting up Ubuntu on a virtual machine. That rouses a question: why doesn't Canonical release "official" virtual machine images for Ubuntu? In my ...
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How long is 11.10 supported?

Im kinda noob here, but question until when is the support for ubuntu 11.10, I just update my PC to 12.04 but, when I install the video driver, nothing show on the desktop even cannot open terminal, ...
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update manager and terminal is not working [closed]

I tried due to previous questions to update in all ways for the new releases 12.04. I tried with update manager and terminal but it's telling me there is no update. Find bellow the result of terminal ...
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Upgrading LTS to LTS (server) — why wait for the first point release?

Does anyone know the (specific) reasons that it is recommended that old LTS server users wait until 14.04.1 to upgrade? Is it just a matter of bug fixes and waiting for improved stability for ...
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How can I upgrade from 11.04 to 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Update manager doesn't offer an upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 I am very exited about the releases and i do want to try to install it , but I can't see it , when I do ...