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

Michael Scherer misc at zarb.org
Thu Oct 7 18:32:21 CEST 2010

Le jeudi 07 octobre 2010 à 11:14 -0400, Greg Harris a écrit :

> I certainly agree, and mean no disrespect to you and other maintainers 
> who generously contribute their time and energy. But the Mandriva 
> implementation of backports is not a solution for those who want a 
> continuously updated distro. It works for me and I appreciate that it's 
> there. But if you are going to design a new and appealing alternative, 
> the effort required to make backports really known and useful needs to 
> be taken into account.

Well, that's a long running task. First, we have added meta data to
repository so we could design a better interface for the software ( ie,
how to detect that a packages is a backport and how to see a software is
a update, a test update, or something else ), then we need to implement
the soft, etc.

You spoke of having backport by default. We used to do it, but too much
people faced issue and complained. So we 1) said the truth, aka backport
didn't have the same rigorous testing 2) disabled it by default.

Now, if things change ( ie, if we have a process with more QA ), we can
change again.

Michael Scherer

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