[Mageia-dev] How will be the realese cycle?
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
I don't understand what you want.
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