[Mageia-discuss] Long Term Support Policy

andre999 andre999mga at laposte.net
Wed Feb 1 00:22:34 CET 2012

imnotpc a écrit :
> On 01/31/2012 04:53 PM, Michael Scherer wrote:
>> Le mardi 31 janvier 2012 à 16:04 -0500, imnotpc a écrit :
>>> On 01/31/2012 03:39 PM, Michael Scherer wrote:
>>>> Le mardi 31 janvier 2012 à 15:30 -0500, imnotpc a écrit :
>>>>> OK, thanks to both of you. If the issue resurfaces it would be 
>>>>> great to
>>>>> post the discussion on the forum and this list so that the greatest
>>>>> number of users can share their opinions with those who make it 
>>>>> happen.
>>>>> Much like the poll, it would help allocate limited dev/packager
>>>>> resources to where it does the most good.
>>>> Packagers are volunteers, they are not "ressources" to be 
>>>> allocated, so
>>>> I think the formulation is to be revised.
>>>> If no one want to work on something, it will not happen. That's as
>>>> simple as that.
>>> Well volunteers are certainly resources. Whether they choose to work on
>>> a project is of course up to them, but the fact they contribute makes
>>> them a resource to the organization. In this case a vital resource that
>>> needs to be treated well. That said, someone like myself could
>>> potentially work in many different areas such as answering questions on
>>> the ML or forum, updating the wiki, updating the website, writing
>>> documentation, even light coding or packaging. I could potentially be
>>> "allocated" to the area with the greatest need and I wouldn't care one
>>> way or the other. I think it would be a shame to to see the
>>> devs/packagers/maintainers put a lot of effort into a distro that they
>>> loved working on but no one would use. New users are a source of new
>>> contributors which can make the experience better for all of us.
>> As you say, you have the freedom to work on what you prefer to do, and
>> given the tense you used, In infer that you are not doing it yet. So the
>> question that come to my mind is "why don't you start now ?".
> Fair question, especially since I've always contributed to projects in 
> the past. The short answer is that I have serious personal/employment 
> issues which require all of my time currently, but I will do as much 
> as I can.
> Jeff

Long-term support, if we have enough volonteers, will start in a bit 
less than a year (if we do it for mga1).
Which I would really like to see.
Hopefully you'll be able to contribute before then :)


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