[kwlug-disc] What's the best desktop distribution?

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Sun Feb 7 15:59:27 EST 2010

If I understand your points about frequency of Drupal updates / lack 
of security updates for older Drupal versions, is using LTS really 
viable? Given you're already in more frequent / update mode for Drupal 

I can see your point is some (?) years as Drupal settles down. You've 
pointed out that Drupal is currently still in rapid evolution. In your 
experience / expectation, is LTS, today, reasonable?

Or/and is Debian stable a more reasonable platform for production than 
Ubuntu LTS server (in these particular circumstances)? Either way, 
you're still updating Drupal more frequently / more often than just 
'OS' releases?

Khalid Baheyeldin wrote, On 02/07/2010 12:28 PM:
> Thanks for the pointers!
> On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 11:59 AM, Andrew Sullivan Cant 
> <acant at alumni.uwaterloo.ca <mailto:acant at alumni.uwaterloo.ca>> wrote:
>     Something I have not yet gotten around to looking at is this:
>      dh-make-drupal - Create Debian packages from Drupal modules and themes
> Some points to keep in mind if you get to try these tools.
> I see this is in Ubuntu 9.10, but not 8.04 (the latest LTS). So it may 
> be viable
> for some, but not those who want to run a 5-year cycle on servers, and not
> upgrade their Linux every 18 months or so.
> Also, the update.php will still have to be run from the web interface. 
> So I am
> guessing that it takes cares of files only.
> Also, the LTS repos have Drupal 5 only, which will get no security releases
> once Drupal 7 is out (a couple of months?)

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