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

R James upsnag2 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 6 19:10:48 CEST 2010

On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 11:49 AM, Michael Scherer <misc at zarb.org> wrote:
> Le mercredi 06 octobre 2010 à 18:42 +0200, Olivier Thauvin a écrit :
>> So, why not alternate both, 1 release with backports denied but long
>> life, and the 2nd with backports and update but during a shorter period.
>> (X.0 would be the new distro with backports, X.1 the one more servers
>> oriented or enterprise).
> Well, we can do both, ie a long life, and optional backports ?
> because alterning may be quite puzzling for people.
> I would be in favor of some kind of LTS, like Ubuntu.
> We cannot have all release with long life, not enough ressources, but
> having one from time to time would be good. Except we first need to be
> sure to be able to maintain a single release, so I would report this
> project to 1 or 2 years in the future.
What is the typical deployment period for servers?

At the company where I work, they're leased for 3 years.

If that's the average, then perhaps 3-year LTS would be sufficient?

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