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

Tux99 tux99-mga at uridium.org
Wed Oct 6 01:24:39 CEST 2010

On Wed, 6 Oct 2010, nicolas vigier wrote:

> > 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)
> But you can still use it while it is supported, and upgrade to a newer
> realease when it's no more supported.

Are you serious? Upgrading a server every 18 months?
No thanks, I rather use a distro that has at least a 4-5 year support 
lifecycle for that, than waste my time with unnecessary upgrades of a 

> > 3) I mentioned earlier that the packager would need to use good 
> > judgement and not include major incompatible version changes
> There is always some small (and sometimes big) incompatibilities with
> new versions. Not always known even by the developers. How should the
> packager know about all the incompatibilities ?

There is always A SMALL RISK of incompatibilities with new versions.

Anyone who wants next to zero risk will choose Centos rather than 
Mandriva/Mageia anyway, so for the kind of distro we are doing 
providing updated packages is a much bigger attraction for potential 
users, than the small risk of an incompatibility.

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