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Jumpin' Meerkats! Ubuntu moving to daily downloads? [theregister.co.uk]
Ubuntu is moving away from its established six-month-cycle and potentially to a future where software updates land on a daily basis.
Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth told press recently that a move to daily updates would help the popular Linux disto keep pace with an increasingly complex software and platform ecosystem as Ubuntu goes on more devices and syncs up Android and iPhones.
Software Center - barely a year old - is leading these changes, and Shuttleworth has promised this would "go further and faster than people might have envisioned in the past."
"Today we have a six-month release cycle," Shuttleworth said. "In an internet-oriented world, we need to be able to release something every day.
Ubuntu engineering director Rick Spencer has clarified Shuttleworth's remarks, saying that Ubuntu would NOT be moving to a rolling release.