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

Michael Scherer misc at zarb.org
Thu Oct 7 13:24:13 CEST 2010

Le jeudi 07 octobre 2010 à 02:34 -0300, Gustavo Giampaoli a écrit :
> 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.

This would force the upgrade of users if they want to be supported, so
that's not a good idea.

> 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.

While the reasoning is good, we should first see how much releases can
be supported when we will be able to start to support one. So before
that, all projections are moot.

Michael Scherer

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