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

Tux99 tux99-mga at uridium.org
Wed Oct 6 16:55:48 CEST 2010

Well, I don't think we will ever come to an agreement especially as it
seems that former mdv devs here seem to be very reluctant to change
anything about the release cycle.

Personally as a future Mageia packager I will try to concentrate on making
backports (apart from maintaining some specific packages) so in a way I
will be helping to make Mageia in practice a sort of 'light' rolling
distro as suggested by a few people in this thread.

But I just want to say that based on my experience spending time since many
years on several Linux forums (not specifically Mandriva ones), I can say
for sure that the majority of 'normal' (non-geeks) users FEAR AND EVEN
HATE distro upgrades, they just want to be able to install new versions of
apps, not risky complete distro upgrades.

So a one year release cycle with lots of app backports (and maybe a kernel
backport mid-cycle if there is important new hardware support) is IMHO the
best release cycle for 'normal' users.

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