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Update Suggestions

This page has some infos on the 'Update Suggestions' at the end of the release mails.

The suggestions

No specific suggestion

This is the lowest suggestion level. It should be used if none of the levels below fit. It is normally used in case a release does not touch important features and does not contain security or important bug fixes.

Recommended text: "We have no specific suggestion on the update cycle." / "We have no recommendation on upgrade.".

Update with OS Cycle

This recommends the user to update with the normal update cycle of the OS. This is normally used in case important features has been touched, a new feature likely soon be needed by other software was added or minor security/stability bugs was fixed.

Recommended text: "We recommend to upgrade with the normal update cycle of your OS."

Important to upgrade

This is used if an important security or stability problem got fixed. Maintainers should react as fast as possible.

Recommended text: "We recommend to upgrade as soon as possible. OS package maintainers should provide an update really soon."

Specific suggestion

In some cases a very specific suggestion is used. This can be the case if a bug was fixed which was only present in a specific version or package.

Example texts: "We recommend all users of version A, B and C to upgrade." or "We recommend all but Debian users to upgrade."