Am 29.11.2016 um 10:45 schrieb Blandyna Bogdol:
> Hi,
> yes, we speak about
> this
> <>.
> With Ubuntu 14.04 (at the moment).. I will try the upgrate and hope, I
> can use the new Darktable.
> But my question was: How can I use darktable 2.2. rc2 on this system.
> I cannot build the software from the sources.

Marketing blurb (that makes the article questionable) on Wikipedia aside:

Ubuntu 14.04 is - other than 14.10, 15.04, 15.10 - still what Ubuntu
would call "supported", but Ubuntu "support" does not pertain to all
packages. Be sure to install the latest ubuntu-support-status package,
and then run ubuntu-support-status with various options to see which
packages have never been maintained, or have fallen out of support.

Note that on an average usable Ubuntu Desktop, a considerable part of
packages is NOT supported. This is a flaw in the Ubuntu distribution
concept. On my system, Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS, env LANGUAGE=en
ubuntu-support-status gets me this:

> You have 14 packages (0.2%) supported until Dezember 2021 (5y)
> You have 2768 packages (40.8%) supported until April 2021 (5y)
> You have 1012 packages (14.9%) supported until Januar 2017 (9m)
> You have 1098 packages (16.2%) supported until April 2019 (3y)
> You have 29 packages (0.4%) that can not/no-longer be downloaded
> You have 1857 packages (27.4%) that are unsupported

So the conclusion is that Ubuntu "support" is smoke and mirrors, because
only half of the packages is supported for a reasonable amount of time,
and a quarter isn't supported at all.

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