the upgrade button appears too soon

Bug #777708 reported by Pjotr12345 on 2011-05-05
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update-manager (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

In ordinary non-LTS versions, the upgrade button appears as soon as a newer Ubuntu version has been released. This is far too soon and often causes a bad user experience.

In the first couple of months of a new version, many important bugs are being squashed. So the user experience of an upgrade would be much less at risk, when the upgrade button would appear after a delay of, say, two months.

Heimen Stoffels (vistaus) wrote :

While I do agree that the button should appear after a delay, I don't agree that it should have a delay of 2 months. I'd say 3 weeks. That should be enough for everyone to read what's new and what the current bugs are on the Known Issues-page.

jgv (visserjg) wrote :

I second the proposal above. Many Ubuntu-users today are non-geeks. They simply follow the suggestions made by the software. I know of numerous users who are very disappointed if the system breaks after an upgrade or operates with a different behaviour. Do not underestimate the negative influence of this experience. Two months and then supported with accompanying information about the consequences of the upgrade is in my opinion a good start.

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