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

Tux99 tux99-mga at uridium.org
Wed Oct 6 00:39:09 CEST 2010

On Wed, 6 Oct 2010, nicolas vigier wrote:

> > I think you misunderstood the concept proposed, we are not talking about
> > replacing cooker/cauldron, just merging updates and backports for the
> > released version.
> And then you run "urpmi --auto-select" on your server, and all your web
> sites stop working because php was updated to a new version which is not
> 100% compatible with the previous one ...

Hmm, two things, actually three:

1) I'd never use Mandriva on a server, because of the short support 
period, a server OS requires at least 4-5 years support lifecycles
(I'm not talking about MES here, just the normal Mandriva variants)

2) from my experience "urpmi --auto-select" does that anyway, it doesn't 
seem to differentiate between updates and backports (unlike drakrpm that 
correctly ignores backports when checking for updates)

3) I mentioned earlier that the packager would need to use good 
judgement and not include major incompatible version changes

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