Ubuntu releases on a time based cycle, rather than a feature driven one. Sometimes this can generate confusion, especially when people ask for a new feature to be added. Here are some answers to some common questions regarding how Ubuntu's releases and should answer why your feature request was just put off or turned down.

What are time-based releases?

Why does Ubuntu use time-based releases?

Frequently Asked Questions

I would like to add a new feature to Ubuntu. When does it need to be included in the development branch in order to become a part of the final release?

Are there exceptions to this deadline?

How do I request an exception?

What criteria are used when considering exceptions?

What kind of changes are appropriate to make in a released version of Ubuntu?

We only update packages for specific types of changes:


TimeBasedReleases (last edited 2011-02-28 21:03:23 by chrisjohnston)