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

Romain d'Alverny rdalverny at gmail.com
Thu Oct 7 10:55:02 CEST 2010

On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 07:34, Gustavo Giampaoli
<giampaoli.gustavo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Could it be possible to use the same schema that Mandriva use + one
> "LTS" with three years of support?
> Regular releases every six months with 18 month support.
> But we could include this "kind of" LTS with 36 month.
> Difference with Ubuntu will be that our LTS will be launched only
> after the previous LTS ends its cycle.
> Something like this: http://img819.imageshack.us/i/mageiareleases.jpg/
> My doubt is will Magea community be able to handle the support for
> four releases at the same time in semesters when it happen?
> If you add the LTS, should regular release support be reduced to 12
> months? This way, you'll never have more than 3 releases "alive" at
> the same time.
> Gustavo Giampaoli (aka tavillo1980)
It has been posted before but I guess it's a good read for anyone
willing to push an argument in this debate:

It is a nice post explaining the existing different point of views
(bonus to clever points about updates frequency and presentation).

Now, in the same vein, let's put the discussion at rest a little and
have each interested person write down an article with arguments for
the why's and how's. So here is a page for that:

Please write down your point of view, detail it as explained on the
wiki page, link it and a week from now, everyone involved in the
discussion can have a look at it for a summary.

That won't trigger a change decision at once (way too soon anyway, we
have to roll a first release to assess our new build system and
infrastructure and organisation) but it may at least lay down all
arguments and allow to have a better view of what everyone understand,
agree on definitions and see what is really at stake here. For later
reference, discussion and decision.

Thanks a lot.



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