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

Michael Scherer misc at zarb.org
Wed Oct 6 05:07:06 CEST 2010

Le mercredi 06 octobre 2010 à 01:24 +0200, Tux99 a écrit :
> 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?

I do. I even update them more often. And you would be surprised to see
that it doesn't create as much problem as you can think, if the sysadmin
is competent enough.

The idea that desktops can be upgraded often, but server should not is
artificial separation. Sometimes, you want to not update your desktop
computer. I do not want to update the one at my parents house because it
doesn't need to. And sometimes, you want to run a server with current
software. The existence of backports for lots of server software for
RHEL is the proof that there is a demand for newer software even on
server. The fact that RH is paid to backport hardware drivers in RHEL is
the proof that there is also a demand to have newer kernel, with updated

Michael Scherer

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