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

nicolas vigier boklm at mars-attacks.org
Thu Oct 7 17:16:03 CEST 2010

On Thu, 07 Oct 2010, Tux99 wrote:

> > But what about the people who don't need new versions, but want stability
> > and security updates ?
> As many people here have said already, version updates doesn't 
> automatically mean instability and/or incompatibilities, in fact such a 
> risk is very small, as anyone who has used backports in Mdv can confirm.
> Someone who needs absolute stability (for example for important 
> servers), will always use other distros that specifically focus on that, 
> like Centos.

They could use Mandriva for good stability (not absolute). Why do you
want to exclude them from Mageia ?

> We cannot cater to everyone, I'm assuming that Mageia is primarily an 
> end-user desktop distro (like Mandriva was) so we might as well improve 
> it for that purpose. 

And what makes you think end-users want new versions rather than
stability ?

I know a lot of people that don't care about new versions, but are very
annoyed when an update breaks something.

For example me, if I setup a computer for my parents, they ask me when
something is broken so I need to spend some time to fix it. And they
don't care about new versions, they can wait 6 months or 1 year to have
the latest KDE.

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