Is Ubuntu Moving towards Rolling Release Model?

Developers from Canonical explained last week that they intended to rebase the Ubuntu Next flavor (featuring Mir and Unity8) on Snappy, which means that they were also considering moving to a rolling release model, even if it was just for this branch.

Will Cooke from Canonical said last week that the current .deb based Desktop Next image would be going away and would be replaced with the new Snappy version. This is all well and good, but it does raise a few questions. For example, what will happen with the regular Ubuntu desktop image, which is still using .deb packages? Ubuntu devs went to Reddit and explained a lot of this stuff, but the bottom line is that some things will be decided at the Ubuntu Online Summit that starts tomorrow, May 5.
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