When to update?

asked 2020-01-12 08:23:22 +0100

frankp gravatar image

updated 2020-01-13 11:14:38 +0100

With no special requirements, should I wait for Canonical to prompt an update to 6.3 on my Ubuntu 18.04 LTS?

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With no special requirements (= no problems with current state), why would you want an upgrade at all?

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2020-01-12 10:07:11 +0100 )edit

On Linux, the best answer to "when to update" is always "whenever the update applet says so." Unless you enjoy tinkering with your system, always use official repositories!

RGB-es gravatar imageRGB-es ( 2020-01-12 15:13:27 +0100 )edit

The release report made it look attractive, but since I am not a tinkerer I will leave well enough alone. Thank you.

frankp gravatar imagefrankp ( 2020-01-13 11:12:35 +0100 )edit

Quoting @frankp: "The release report {notes?} made it look attractive, ..."
If you want to see new features working to be able to estimate their value, you need the new version running, of course, best in a "testing mode". In this case you should install the new version -or a dev version of the release to come- in parallel to your current "production" version.
See https://www.libreoffice.org/download/... (Don't mind the flaw in the text.) and
Be careful!

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2020-01-13 11:38:45 +0100 )edit


Another point to think about: new versions not only bring new features or bug fixes, they also fix security vulnerabilities.


pierre-yves samyn gravatar imagepierre-yves samyn ( 2020-01-15 16:38:16 +0100 )edit