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

Maarten Vanraes maarten.vanraes at gmail.com
Wed Oct 6 08:25:24 CEST 2010

Op woensdag 06 oktober 2010 01:24:39 schreef Tux99:
> 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
> server.

I'd rather have that too

> > > 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 ?
> Correction:
> 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.

This is non-sensical; i will never choose Centos for a server, if i was to 
have a bug, where would i go with it???

I don't want to have unnecessary risks for my server.

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