Ubuntu – 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?

Best Answer

Rolling Release means that there is no definite release date. The only quality assurance that will be done is that maybe some kind of snapshot is defined.

If you look at debian, you find both models.

  • stable is an ordinary release branch.
  • testing is the development branch. It is renamed to stable if it gets released.
  • unstable is a rolling release branch.

13.04 / raring will be released as planned.