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

nicolas vigier boklm at mars-attacks.org
Thu Oct 14 17:14:00 CEST 2010

On Thu, 14 Oct 2010, Tux99 wrote:

> On Thu, 14 Oct 2010, nicolas vigier wrote:
> > On Thu, 14 Oct 2010, Tux99 wrote:
> >
> > > I think they should be enabled by default, since it's my impression that
> > > the majority of 'normal' users wants new versions of apps, those users who
> > > DON'T want them can still always disable them.
> > 
> > If backports repository is enabled by default, it should be stable. How
> > do you garantee that backports will never break ?
> Nicolas, please re-read old posts of this thread we discussed this 
> already, the conclusion was that there are no guarantees in 
> life. Experience tells us backports don't normally break any more than 
> the regular security/bugfix updates.

Experience tells me that backports break much more than regular
security/bugfix updates.

> > > Backports shouldn't be second choice, it should be the default, since that
> > > would make Mageia stand out from other distros as being the distro were
> > > users get the latest versions of apps before any other major distro
> > > provides them.
> > 
> > Just providing the latest version of apps is not enough to "stand out
> > from other distros".
> I didn't say this should be the ONLY unique feature of Mageia.
> > All distros could do it, and they usually already do it in their 
> > developement version. But the problem is always the same:
> > adding new versions create instability.
> All distros COULD do it but they don't, the dev version doesn't count
> as that is obviously much more unstable, since it's meant for 
> experimenting.

They could do it, but they don't do it in the stable branch. Maybe there
is a reason ?

> Providing new versions usually gives MORE stability since newer version 
> normally include loads of bug fixes too, but again we debated this 
> already, see old posts in this thread.

The software itself can be more stable, but not the integration with
the other software.

This was debated already, but you're still not answering the question
about how you can guarantee that it will be stable enough (the
integration between all the software, not only the software themself).

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