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Minutes from Technical Board meeting 2013-03-18

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Meeting 2013-03-18:


* Meeting chair: Matt Zimmerman

* Other members in attendance: Colin Watson, Stéphane Graber

* Apologies: Martin Pitt, Soren Hansen, Kees Cook


* Full log:



* See also

[[https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/technical-board/2013-March/001566.html|Stéphane Graber's more detailed summary]


* Proposed changes to the release cycle


* The board discussed a few recently proposed

* [[https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/technical-board/2013-March/001527.html|changes]]

* to the release cycle


* Duration of maintenance/support


* Currently, standard (non-LTS) releases include a commitment to 18

months of maintenance

* The original proposal called for reducing the maintenance period for

standard releases from 18 months to 7 months

* The development team representatives discussed the possibilities and

reached a consensus on a new maintenance period of 9 months, which the

board then voted to approve


* Effective release for new maintenance period


* The board voted to implement the 9-month maintenance period beginning

* with Ubuntu 13.04


* Providing a mechanism to easily track the development branch of Ubuntu



* Currently, users must explicitly upgrade their system to each new


* The proposal called for designating the current development focus as a

"rolling release", intended to be tracked continuously rather than via

discrete upgrades

* The technical requirement for such a designation would be a mechanism

to enable this behavior, since it is not currently supported by our

current infrastructure

* The board voted in support of the development of such a facility,

without specifying a particular mechanism (TBD by the relevant

development team(s))

* There were further components to the proposal which could not be

discussed in the time available for the meeting. Discussion will

continue at the next meeting on 2013-04-01



- mdz




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