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Ubuntu 8.10 reaches end-of-life on April 30, 2010
« on: March 29, 2010, 10:07:00 am »
Ubuntu announced its 8.10 release almost 18 months ago, on October
30, 2008. As with the earlier releases, Ubuntu committed to ongoing
security and critical fixes for a period of 18 months. The support
period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 8.10 will reach end of life
on Friday, April 30, 2010. At that time, Ubuntu Security Notices will
no longer include information or updated packages for Ubuntu 8.10.

The supported upgrade path from Ubuntu 8.10 is via Ubuntu 9.04.
Instructions and caveats for the upgrade may be found at
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/JauntyUpgrades. Note that upgrades
to version 9.10 and beyond are only supported in multiple steps, via
an upgrade first to 9.04, then to 9.10. Both Ubuntu 9.04 and Ubuntu 9.10
continue to be actively supported with security updates and select
high-impact bug fixes. All announcements of official security updates for
Ubuntu releases are sent to the ubuntu-security-announce mailing list,
information about which may be found at
https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-security-announce.

Since its launch in October 2004 Ubuntu has become one of the most
highly regarded Linux distributions with millions of users in homes,
schools, businesses and governments around the world. Ubuntu is Open
Source software, costs nothing to download, and users are free to
customise or alter their software in order to meet their needs.


Will it affect to the current version of LinuxMCE?

Regards ;)

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Re: Ubuntu 8.10 reaches end-of-life on April 30, 2010
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2010, 11:10:42 am »
Yes no updates.
But the prior version is also not updated anymore.

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Re: Ubuntu 8.10 reaches end-of-life on April 30, 2010
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2010, 09:54:59 am »
First of all you won't be able to get any system updates. Second one the source.list of apt should be changed to point to the archive repo to be able to install new applications.
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Re: Ubuntu 8.10 reaches end-of-life on April 30, 2010
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2010, 12:19:26 am »
With this all said, is lmce going to upgrade to 1004 or 1010 this year?

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Re: Ubuntu 8.10 reaches end-of-life on April 30, 2010
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2010, 12:57:20 am »
Let's first have a release of 0810 till we focus on the next built. And if you can see in the trac, it will be based on 1004

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Re: Ubuntu 8.10 reaches end-of-life on April 30, 2010
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2010, 08:55:04 am »
With this all said, is lmce going to upgrade to 1004 or 1010 this year?

Richard

According to LinuxMCE roadmap the next release will based on Kubuntu 10.04 because it's a Long Term Support version. I suspect that it won't take so long to build 1004 release if developers won't add any new features during that time.
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Re: Ubuntu 8.10 reaches end-of-life on April 30, 2010
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2010, 10:25:15 am »
Thanks to all  :)