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

Tux99 tux99-mga at uridium.org
Tue Oct 5 17:12:27 CEST 2010

On Tue, 5 Oct 2010, Thierry Vignaud wrote:

> On 5 October 2010 15:28, Tux99 <tux99-mga at uridium.org> wrote:
> > This would reduce the space requirements on the mirrors and it would mean
> > that Mageia is a "rolling distro" for most apps, making it more attractive
> > compared to ubuntu/Fedora/opensuse and at the same time reduce the workload
> > for packagers.
> No. No space would be saved.
> package foobar-1.1-2mdv2010.1 and foobar-1.1-2mdv2011.0 are _NOT_ the same
> They'll end in different files (different sizes & checksums) b/c:
> - different ENVR
> - different build environement (build against libc+libboo+... of
> 2010.1 & 2011.1 respectively)

That's not what i meant, I meant this:

This is how mandriva currently does it:

This is how it would be:

Basically you drop the backported patch in updates (like I said 
earlier, this would only be for apps that don't have child dependencies 
and where the new release is not a major new release, just an 
incremental release, or at least where it's an evolution not a major 

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