[Mageia-dev] How will be the realese cycle?
marc at marcpare.com
Thu Oct 7 02:34:10 CEST 2010
Le 2010-10-06 20:02, vfmBOFH a écrit :
> 2010/10/7 Marc Paré <marc at marcpare.com
> <mailto:marc at marcpare.com>>
> Le 2010-10-06 17:10, vfmBOFH a écrit :
> 2010/10/1 atilla ontas
> <tarakbumba at gmail.com
> <mailto:tarakbumba at gmail.com>
> <mailto:tarakbumba at gmail.com
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> I'm just wondering if we follow Mandriva's release cycle
> model. Every
> 6th months a release or one year and one release. I think we
> make one release in one year. By doing so devs and
> translators won't
> be in rush in every 6 months. Also there are major changes like
> systemd/upstart; those system related things will be more
> mature in a
> year to use. It makes the distro more stable and decraese
> space waste.
> One more thing. Do we follow Mandriva's release naming
> scheme? I.e. do
> we call our first release 2011.x ? I don't like this naming
> scheme and
> suggesting using number of release as naming like Mageia 1.0
> or using
> code names.
> What's your opinion?
> Hi all.
> At this time, there is a survey asking to the blogdrake's community
> what kind of release cycle they prefer. This survey will be active
> until the weekend and I think this could be an acceptable look about
> community preferences.
> We must keep on mind we're creating a user-oriented distro, so
> we must
> be stay in touch about their preferences.
> Where is the survey?
> Sorry, the word is "poll" :P
> Blogdrake is the mandriva's oficial spanish-spoken forum.
> You can find the poll at the frontpage: http://blogdrake.net
IMHO, I think such a poll could be mis-leading as it supposes that users
will have experienced "rolling releases", "light rolling release", "LTS"
and the Mandriva "update/upgrade". If enough people vote, the vote will
show the Mandriva way as being preferred as, again, most users do not
have that much experience in different upgrade/update methods. It will
be a closer result if fewer people take part in it.
I think the distro dev's would be in a better position to explain the
pro's and con's of these different types and explain to we users the
amount of work/development time needed to maintain these.
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