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

Fernando Parra gato2707 at yahoo.com.mx
Tue Oct 5 03:35:42 CEST 2010

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Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2010 20:32:56 -0500
From: Fernando Parra <gato2707 at yahoo.com.mx>
Newsgroups: mageia-dev at mageia.org
Subject: Re: How will be the realese cycle?

On Mon, 4 Oct 2010 20:01:33 -0500
Juan Luis Baptiste <juan.baptiste-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 4, 2010 at 7:40 PM, Fernando Parra <gato2707-/E1597aS9LQGXtTpemXPTA at public.gmane.org> wrote:
> > Could we have a different approach?
> >
> > As a computers professional I love the idea of upgrading my distro's version every 6 months, but as a teacher, I simply can't do that, (maybe I only can do that every two years)
> >
> One would be the current community version to give it a name and the
> other one would be the long term release, like the corporate
> desktop/server of Mandriva.
> > But in my two personalities I want (and in determinated circumstances I simply need them) some programs running in its latest versions
> >
> > A different approach could be a "light rolling distro", let me explain. A distro with a selected number of programs updated regular as their new versions are available.
> That's what backports are for, no need for a "light rolling distro",
> just contribute and help doing the backports for different Mageia
> versions if you really want them. That's what I do and it was one of
> the main reasons to become a contrib packager :)
> Cheers,
> -- 
> Juancho

Maybe backports are funny for a user with more experience than a regular one, but if we are trying to maintain a user friendly distro, We must improve in the things that they really ask us.

One of the regular questions I received when install a linux distro is: "But I really need to upgrade all my OS, if I only want the new version of my Office Suite?"

Let me remind you, The privative OS don't have this model, in them the users can install a new version of their favourite software as they want (or pay it). This is true at least as a Mayor upgrade at the OS, and in some cases the compatibility are maintained.

I understand that it could be a technical problem, for that reason I proposed packages developed by other's different than gnome and kde.

Send me a light in my ignorance, could you install any new version of OOO downloading the packages directly from de OOO site without meaning the distro version (except of course when occurs a mayor upgrade at their main pieces, kernel by example)?

Saludos desde México
 <gato2707 at yahoo.com.mx>

Fernando Parra <gato2707 at yahoo.com.mx>

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