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

Marc Paré marc at marcpare.com
Thu Oct 7 13:00:21 CEST 2010

Le 2010-10-07 05:36, Samuel Verschelde a écrit :
> Le jeudi 7 octobre 2010 11:20:04, Buchan Milne a écrit :
>> The fact that almost no-one on this list seems to have known about backports
>> at all doesn't mean that the backports feature is not useful, it may be that
>> it wasn't accessible enough to end users.
> +1

I am amazed and admit at how little I knew of the Backport services, and 
I consider myself a little more knowledgeable of the past Mandriva 
Distro's. "Backport" should then have been more properly advertised as 
what it was really intended, rather than just put on the repo choice in 
the MCC. "Backport" for a regular user brings to mind "old releases" 
that you would want to keep for some kind of reason.

I would challenge people to find a regular user who knew what the 
"Backport" option was for, you may find some but clearly, they would be 
in the minority. Otherwise, it would have been used quite extensively by 
users. This is exactly what a user is usually interested in updating 
his/her installation.

I believe this is a case where a person's belief of the word "Backport" 
was a commonly understood word in the "user world", which it is 
definitely not!

I have been looking at my Mdv2010.1 installation and sure enough there 
are the "Amarok" updates that I was hoping for, and not to mention all 
of the others that I was hoping to get at the next distro upgrade. This 
is exactly what users look for.

Could the "Backport" name then be changed to a more appropriate and 
descriptive name (along with a proper description of its use)?

Marc (using his new version of Amarok!)

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