Yeah, I can see that being cool, but I don't think that would appeal to the Zorin user demographic. I landed on Zorin because of the age, maturity, and stability. You can't stay on bleeding edge package base and have a stable OS at the same time. You could argue the openSUSE Tumbleweed or Fedora team pulls that off, but their releases are loaded with upstream bugs that Zorin tends to squash before they land in updates.
I would not want them to release more frequently. I am totally happy with the two years cycle.
However, couldn't the dates be moved closer to the releases of the Ubuntu base? We are at one and a half years behind the Ubuntu release, at the moment. If we get Zorin 17 in November, which will be based on Ubuntu 22.04 hopefully, we are only quarter of a year away from a new Ubuntu 24.04. It just seems a wee bit late. Moving from Ubuntu to Zorin feels a bit like going back in time, as far as packages and Gnome versions are concerned. I'd really appreciate it, if they could move the releases closer to the Ubuntu base, as Mint or Pop OS do. I would even suggest for them to wait the couple more months longer and use Ubuntu 24.04 as the base for Zorin 17.
Apart from that I really love Zorin OS and the work, they have done. Haven't had any issues or complaints. Everything is polished and works. Use 16 as a daily driver at work and laugh at all the windows issues my colleagues have every day.
Welcome to the community piet-().
As I have stated in so many other threads, there are two people who take the LTS version of Ubuntu and make it into what we see. The features they add, fixes they implement and customizations added take time and are tested multiple times for stability and the user experience. It always starts with a later kernel than what is being implemented in Ubuntu at the time. That's actual a pretty good time frame. They would need a larger team to deploy more often or closer to the LTS releases.
The reason Zorin is so polished is because they wait for all of the bugs in Ubuntu LTS to be solved before moving over to it and they take their time with their releases instead of rushing it to get something out.
I actually think the slow release cycle is more to do with them wanting the bugs in the LTS to be solved more so than the team size. Plenty of distros ran by 1 person get out far faster
I would not say they wait. They are also fixing bugs, adding features, optimizations and customizations that enable it to run smother, faster and provide the experience we all enjoy.
Ok. Maybe we can be more clear what linux can without support drivers what are closed?
The next conclusion the people who understanding programming can create something wonderfull - two brothers working on they project who know how it works and they know they script. Why someone not copy a Zorin? because they have a specific script. Yes they can copy some config or package from another open source, this isn't a criminal.
Kernel for everyone the same. What you want build this is your purpouse.
I am learning that but this doesn't mean programmers can help together. Wright?
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