Comment 2 for bug 525741

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Soren Hansen (soren) wrote :

The delta between the 0.11 and 0.12 branches is vast, and bugfixes from 0.12 are going to be a hassle to backport to 0.11.

The upstream focus of development is 0.12, and certainly lucid+1 will have 0.12 (or later), so 0.11 will, unless someone dedicates ressources to maintaining it, be abandoned.

After Hardy was released, ubuntu-vm-builder was rewritten from a rather large shell script to the python project that is VMBuilder. The Hardy version really could have benefited from a lot of the bugs we fixed in the new implementation, but backporting them was an extreme hassle, and as a result the version in Hardy was virtually left to rot. Arguably, the situation isn't quite as bad this time (it's, after all, still the same programming language), but I'd really like to have the LTS version of VMBuilder be as maintainable as possible for as long as possible, and I think 0.12 gives us that.