[Mageia-dev] How will be the realese cycle?

Maarten Vanraes maarten.vanraes at gmail.com
Fri Oct 1 22:57:06 CEST 2010

Op vrijdag 01 oktober 2010 22:41:59 schreef Olivier Méjean:
> Le vendredi 1 octobre 2010 21:38:14, nicolas vigier a écrit :
> > On Fri, 01 Oct 2010, Olivier Méjean wrote:
> > > What about a rolling distribution ? As an user (just plain user) i do
> > > not think that installing a distribution is a goal, just a mean to use
> > > my computer, so i wish i could not spend time installing a
> > > distribution every 6 months or every year.
> > 
> > And you prefer to spend time to update your distribution every day
> > instead of every year ?
> I update my distribution if not every day every week each time there is an
> update, but moreover i need to update every 6 months if i want to have
> latest versions. So right now the point is updating every day and
> upgrading to new version every 6 months (and truely, i am still using
> 2010).
> The question of time is a wrong question, i spend time upgrading every day
> (well just clicking the applet, typing password and let's go !)
> I don't know how often Mageia will be released, and how long all the
> versions will be maintened, i am not sure that a fixed release is the best
> choice. My feeling is that there is a huge hope, maybe not among
> developers, for a great rolling distro (understand great by with many
> contributors) that could emerge among all the fixed released distribution.
> The point i want to emphasis is that i still do not understand why my
> Mandriva 2010 offers me OOo 3.1 while Mandriva 2010.1 offers OOo 3.2. Can
> OOo 3.2 work on Mandriva 2010 ? It also means that Mandriva should look
> for patch for OOo 3.1 and OOo 3.2 to maintain those two versions (and by
> the way, on a Mandriva 2009.1 you have OOo 3.1.1-0.3, on 2010 you have OOo
> 3.1.1-2.5 and on 2010.1 you have OOo 3.2-4), Mageia will face the same
> problem. For me, as a user, it would be simplier to provide just one
> version, the latest. Update can be delayed, time to test. But i really do
> not understand why OOo 3.2 is not available for Mandriva 2010 nor 2009.1.
> That's maybe a question of time of compilation, take long time to create
> OOo rpms, it takes 3 times more to create OOo rpms for 3 different edition
> (or is there any technical issue that forbid OOo 3.2 on Mandriva 2010 and
> 2009.1 ?). I also doubt that OOo 3.1 is still in development, neither
> seems OOo 3.2.
> So i would not like the same for Mageia. It is a new project, we shall not
> need to re-take everything from Mandriva, but rather innovate and there i
> guess there is a way to innovate. Maybe a core part of the distribution
> could be in fixed release, the rest in rolling release.

i don't understand, if you click the applet every time there's an update, then 
when there's a new version, the you also click the applet and it updates... 
there isn't any real difference from a user pov...

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