[Mageia-discuss] Suggestions for the ISO

Marc Paré marc at marcpare.com
Tue Nov 2 14:33:24 CET 2010

Le 2010-11-02 08:02, Tux99 a écrit :
> On Tue, 2 Nov 2010, Frank Griffin wrote:
>> Tux99 wrote:
>>> On Mon, 1 Nov 2010, Frank Griffin wrote:
>>>> Weak point:
>>>> Unless you are prepared to do full intensive QA on the updated distro,
>>>> the quality of these updated ISOs can be significantly lower than the
>>>> quality of the original release ISO.  Since it will look, for all
>>>> intents and purposes, like the release ISO, that level of quality will
>>>> be what people expect of it.
>>> Nonsense. The normal updates are not any more unstable than the original
>>> release, rather the contrary.
>> I suggest you review MDV's release procedures.  Full releases and
>> security updates go through formal QA.  Backports are often not even
>> tested by the person building the rpm.
> Backports? Who is talking about backports?
> We are talking about normal security and bug-fix updates here.
>> And they get addressed through updates which themselves go through QA.
> Exactly, that's why it make sense to release an updated iso with them
> included.

Agreed, we are not talking about backports at all. This issue is about 
giving out an ISO disk with all official updates (to that date) to 
people who cannot have their slow telephone hookup tied up for the day 
to download our Mageia product or to user who have no hookup to the 
internet at all.

Surely, the official updates have been thoroughly tested just as the 
original release? It not, then a warning should be put out to 
users/members that the official updates do not have the same level of QA 
as the original release.


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