Does anyone know if accessible coconut is a rolling release?

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Sun Nov 26 05:24:19 UTC 2017

The version number of 16.04.22 would appear to indicate that it is 
likely based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, which is a 2-year release cycle. So 
it's not a rolling release, but sees upgrades every two years rather 
than every six months. That said, the trade-off is that many of its 
software packages - whatever aren't kept updated by the Accessible 
Coconut maintainers - will be quite a bit older than something like 
TalkingArch, or even something based on Debian Unstable or testing. This 
is also one of those rare instances where Ubuntu LTS is pretty far 
behind Debian Stable, now Stretch, which is only about three or four 
months old, whereas Ubuntu LTS is now just over a year and a half old. 
Depending on what you do with the machine, older can sometimes be 
better, especially since security updates will be applied for the next I 
believe two years. However, if you do a lot of things that rely on the 
latest software, TalkingArch, Fedora Rawhide, OpenSuse Tumbleweed, 
Debian testing or unstable, etc may work better for you, as the packages 
are usually the latest available, and all those are considered rolling 
releases, so don't need to be fully upgraded every six months Of course 
the trade-off is the fact that the software you get may suffer from 
regressions or other bugs that aren't necessarily caught in time, and 
pop up later as more people test them.
Imetumwa kutoka kitanda changu

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