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

nicolas vigier boklm at mars-attacks.org
Sat Oct 2 11:49:34 CEST 2010

On Sat, 02 Oct 2010, Olivier Méjean wrote:

> Le samedi 2 octobre 2010 02:09:47, nicolas vigier a écrit :
> > 
> > This rolling release already exists, it's called the backport
> > repository. But don't expect the same stability as the fixed release,
> > you can't have both.
> > 
> Well, i disagree for a good reason, in free software there is no (or mainly 
> no) separation between new versions of a software only correcting bugs, and 
> new versions of the same software adding new functionnalities. Let's take an 
> example, digikam.
> Changes from digikam 1.3 to 1.4 are bugs correction affecting digikam 1.3 and 
> addition of new functionnalities. So what ? I need digikam more stable so 
> let's use the version that corrects bugs, so the latest, but it also adds new 
> functionnalities that may provide bugs ... (and in the case of Digikam 1.4 it 
> requires KDE 4.5, unfortunately there is no update to KDE 4.5 for Mandriva 
> 2010 !) what to do ? 

Yes, new versions are fixing bugs and adding new ones.

> I also add that creating backports is creating new packages for older versions 
> that is more time to compilation, more time to ensure quality, and so. In the 
> whole i am not sure that it.

Yes, that's the problem with "core part of the distribution in fixed
release, the rest in rolling release". But isn't that what you asking
for ?

I don't understand what you want. 

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