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

Olivier Blin mageia at blino.org
Fri Oct 1 23:30:41 CEST 2010

"David W. Hodgins" <davidwhodgins at gmail.com> writes:

> On Fri, 01 Oct 2010 16:41:59 -0400, Olivier Méjean <omejean at yahoo.fr> wrote:
>> guess there is a way to innovate. Maybe a core part of the distribution could
>> be in fixed release, the rest in rolling release.
> If the release number was no longer part of the rpm name, packages that were
> not changed (which I would expect to be the bulk of them), would not have to
> be recompiled, or downloaded/installed, every six months.  That would
> greatly reduce the amount of work for the developers, and the users.

That's not so simple, the same src package can generate binary packages
with different dependencies if built for two different distros, for
example different libc versions.

Olivier Blin - blino

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