Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Get Ready For Tomorrow

It is with great pleasure that we inform you that a new Ubuntu Linux version will be available tomorrow. Ubuntu 8.10 brings hardware support improvements, new features and problem fixes.
Please note that upgrading your system with getdeb packages installed is not supported by Ubuntu and is strongly discouraged by the GetDeb team.

In order to perform a smooth upgrade please make sure you remove all getdeb packages BEFORE starting the upgrade, you can use the following procedure:
http://www.getdeb.net/docs/uninstall.pdf

If you need upgrade instructions read http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/upgrading

After upgrading do not forget to change to the selected version:
http://www.getdeb.net/distro_select.php .

If you have decided to keep with Ubuntu 8.04 LTS please note that we have recently decided to keep limited support for this release for the next 6 months, this means we will still be publishing updates but with a lower priority.

We would also like to remember that if you would want to particpate in the GetDeb team you should take a loot at http://wiki.getdeb.net/, any help is appreciated, developers, packagers, designers, testers, etc.

2 comments:

Gergő said...

“If you have decided to keep with Ubuntu 8.04 LTS please note that we have recently decided to keep limited support for this release for the next 6 months, this means we will still be publishing updates but with a lower priority.”

Thanks a lot! I don't feel upgrading, neither reinstalling my well-functoning ubuntu hardy, but I still need updates for SOME applications.

zoomblab said...

I have a question. What is going to happen when the next Ubuntu version will arrive in 6 months? and then the next in a year? and the next...

Are you going to keep re-packaging all your applications with the each new version and abandon the old ones? What about the people that don't upgrade every some months?

I have been using linux exclusively for the past 2 years, but still, I am not comfortable with the way programs get distributed in this world. I mean, for example, in the Windows world I could download a program today and be confident that that single package would work with 2000, XP, Vista and probably the next version that has not been released yet.

Additionally, the concept of the central repositories that I should be geting everything from... All good and convenient, though I don't know why, there is something I don't like in the "central" thing.