[Sugar-devel] Community XO software builds

Gonzalo Odiard godiard at sugarlabs.org
Fri May 8 09:29:49 EDT 2015

On Thu, May 7, 2015 at 7:49 PM, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:

> On Thu, May 07, 2015 at 11:28:42AM -0300, Gonzalo Odiard wrote:
> > When I talked with deployments and they ask for Ubuntu,
> > and I ask why, what they really want is Long Time Support.
> > No deployment change their image more than once a year.
> > In fact, change a image is a logistic challenge for most of
> > the big/middle size deployments.
> This continues to puzzle me.  LTS is a stream of security updates, and
> you say the deployments do not apply them until the next year?
> And yet they want them?
> They want something they don't use?
> If a vulnerability is reported just after they make their image, the
> children are exposed to the vulnerability for the rest of the year.
> It seems more likely that the meaning of LTS is not understood.
> Fedora continues with security updates for a similar time period, but
> if the deployment uses our builder unchanged they won't get them.  I'm
> expecting that if a deployment needs LTS on Fedora they will assume
> the responsibility to apply the updates when they make a build.
All valid points. I sent a email to the deployment to ask for more
I will report when have a reply.

Gonzalo Odiard

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