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

Florian Hubold doktor5000 at arcor.de
Mon Oct 18 19:37:59 CEST 2010

  Am 18.10.2010 02:56, schrieb Fernando Parra:
> On Sun, 17 Oct 2010 01:01:27 -0400
> andré<andr55-QFKgK+z4sOrR7s880joybQ at public.gmane.org>  wrote:
>> It's not just creating the update that costs, also due to these changing
>> dependancies, dealing with bugs on various installations of the release
>> in question becomes much more problematic.  Installing a backport is
>> generally more stable than installing a new version.
> 100% with you, more than that, we need take in count the panic caused by the installation of the complete OS.
> Linux experienced users take this practice as a regular one, but anyone who has had to reinstall Windows with all previous applications, a process known to be hell, slow, tedious and often risky
Sorry, but i don't buy your arguments, This is not about making Mageia
noobproof installation. And when someone has panic about reinstalling
his/her box, then someone else should do it for them, simple as that.

Hate to do that, but could we please focus on the topic of the thread
and not dream about the next best thing in operating systems?
We should focus on getting our base cleaned up, and to get a stable
and good quality release out the door, This should be our top priority,
and not endless discussions what everybody would wish for.

For this there should be a wiki page or keep this on your private wishlist,
until the time has come to look if it can be realized and/or if it has more
advantages than disadvantages.

On topic: I'd like to see a snapshot/release every 12 months,
the core system (aka basesystem plus default de) should
be "frozen" and only receive bugfixes/security updates
and mostly everything else should be more-or-less rolling.
That also means there is no more difference in backports
and updates, that would be my model to go.

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