[Mageia-discuss] rpm or deb?

Juergen Harms Juergen.Harms at unige.ch
Mon Sep 27 13:09:42 CEST 2010

On 09/27/2010 02:19 AM, Tux99 wrote:
> Agreed, if we start questioning everything we might as well all go home.

Agreed again.

The first priority of Mageia is to publish, within a relatively short 
time and with excellent quality, a release - and, as a base for that, to 
get organised.

Proposed changes should consider priorities: changes that can be made 
now - possibly profitting from the "new start" situation, and that can 
be done with a relatively small effort and do not risk to introduce 
instability. And changes that Mageia will have to make later - and must 
make in order to remain leading edge. (Changing implementaion language 
or switching to another package manager is a risk for stability: needs 
time for careful planning and testing - not even discussing the time 
needed for implementation).

I expect that this kind of discussion will come natural in a community 
distribution where users (developpers and simple uses) must determine 
the future. But they need a somewhat organised structure for an 
organised debate. I think that this mailing list risks to get drowned if 
this kind of debate is pursued beyond mentioning and sorting out initial 

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