Image via WikipediaIn Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: How we get there, Matt Zimmerman goes over the differences between the recent releases' development process and Lucid's. The major differences are:
- Pulling from Debian Testing, not Unstable, leading to a more polished product from the get-go.
- An emphasis on testing instead of features, meaning that there's actually less to test.
- No major changes to infrastructure. PulseAudio was introduced (and lambasted) in 8.04. No one wants to see that mess again.
- An early beta release (and I understand there will be two betas).
- Coordination with Debian's release schedule, leading to more eyes on bugs.
I had real problems with the choices for 8.04, and several things were broken on release. I'm tickled to see Ubuntu taking an LTS release extremely seriously.