Rolling Rhino distribute the Ubuntu rolling release

ΜAfter about 20 years, the Ubuntu distribution finally changes updates and becomes a "rolling" release, just as the Arch Linux distribution is updated.

While there are many positives in the world of Arch, the rolling distribution feature is what sets it apart. Although I don't think Judd Vinet (creator of Arch Linux) could have predicted the success of his distro or the conversion of some distros to rolling , it will be interesting to see if the entire industry follows Arch Linux's strategy.

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As we mentioned earlier, Microsoft has adopted one rolling update model in Windows.

Since its first release in 2004, Ubuntu has been around releases per year Even today the release cycle of distribution has not changed. Of course, a 6 month release cycle was nothing new when Ubuntu was released, since the distribution existed , although he doesn't follow the same strict schedule all the time.

Somewhere here comes which turns Ubuntu into a rolling distribution.

How does it work?

According to the documentation, it is mainly achieved by of the “devel” repositories, which exist for every release but are not often used in production.

If you are interested you should start with a modified Ubuntu image that you can find here. The distribution should then be "initialized" following the steps below described in the documentation.

Finally, you should use their modified 'rhino-update' command, which extends apt's capabilities and allows the distribution to be updated outside of the time of a traditional Ubuntu release.

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