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

Tux99 tux99-mga at uridium.org
Wed Oct 6 12:59:37 CEST 2010

Quote: Michael Scherer wrote on Wed, 06 October 2010 05:07
> > 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.

Well, obviously you have a lot of spare time...

I guess you have never worked as a sysadmin in a company with thousands of

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it" is a basic sysadmin principle.

There is a reason why any server OS company offers long support cycles:
because the customers demand it!

Apart from exceptions like yourself, upgrading servers is the lowest
priority task in any company, it usually gets left until the last minute
when support for a particular version is ending, and even then it's just
seen as a necessary evil not a useful task.

Maarten Vanraes wrote:
> 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.

I think you misunderstood me, I mentioned Centos because we are talking
about Mageia here (which will hardly be used on servers in big companies),
of course any company who can afford it, would use RHEL (or Suse), but
ultimately Centos and RHEL are the same thing, that's what makes Centos so
attractive for people who want stability for servers but don't have the
money for RHEL support contracts.

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