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

Marc Paré marc at marcpare.com
Thu Oct 14 06:46:31 CEST 2010

Le 2010-10-14 00:20, Tux99 a écrit :
> Quote: Fernando Parra wrote on Thu, 14 October 2010 05:59
>> Sinner from the Prairy wrote:
>>> We should publicize more Backports.
>> And I shall reply over and over again, backports isn't a
>> solution, maybe it's a technical solution, but it isn't
>> The Solution.
>> The end users need to do less than now for to get new versions
>> of their favourites applications.
>> Mageia needs to offer more than other distros, much more, in a
>> different way. If we aren't to be able to make a completely new
>> concept, we are in a serious risk to become in other distro at
>> that sea called GNU / Linux.
>> --
>> Fernando Parra<gato2707 at yahoo.com.mx>
> I agree with what Fernando says, if we could agree on a release cycle that
> is half way between the fixed release cycle of Mandriva/Ubuntu/Fedora/Suse
> and the rolling release cycle of PClinuxOS/Gentoo, then Mageia would
> attract a lot of interest in the Linux world do to it offering something
> new and compelling rather than the same as everyone else.
> The results of the poll on mandrivauser.de seem to indicate a strong wish
> in this direction too, almost half of the voters voted for an annual
> release cycle with a partial rolling release cycle, i.e. exactly what was
> suggested in this thread earlier, a stable core updated once a year (apart
> from security and bug fixes) with new app versions made available during
> the whole year.
> http://www.mandrivauser.de/forum/viewtopic.php?f=188&t=29694

Thanks for posting the site Tux99. There was talk of more user groups 
doing the poll/survey. Does anyone know if this is being done? Great 
data for the devs to consider.


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