Conflicting statements

Asked by AdrianLP on 2009-02-11

Regarding: https://help.ubuntu.com/8.10/switching/why-stable.html

At the above URL I found this statement, "if someone finds a stability problem in an Ubuntu application, the problem can be reported and fixed ready for the next release, which will be available within six months. No waiting for service packs, just a working, rock-solid system at your disposal."

How is not waiting for service packs and having a rock solid system consistent with saying I'll have to wait up to 6 months to see the latest bug fixes ("ready for the next release")?

If a major bug is discovered "today" in application I use, and I have to wait months for a fix, how is that not waiting for a "service pack" (ya its a new release, but very similar for purposes of getting a fix)?

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2009-02-22

This is corrected in the current trunk, it should say that Ubuntu is more stable because stability bugs can be pushed out through automatic updates rather than waiting for service packs.

It should also stress that open source allows for openness in addressing and correcting bugs as well as permitting those outside the relevant team to provide patches. With more people available to work on bugs they should be rectified more quickly.

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