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

David W. Hodgins davidwhodgins at gmail.com
Sun Oct 17 09:56:10 CEST 2010

On Sat, 16 Oct 2010 19:15:30 -0400, Fernando Parra <gato2707 at yahoo.com.mx> wrote:

> Well the ball is on the air. The Mageia Server should be a Rolling Ligth distro, yes or no?

The problem I've experienced with the current Mandriva release cycle
is with one friend, who has a slow system.  It took 13 hours to go
 from 2010.0 to 2010.1, even though (I'm guessing) the bulk of the files
being downloaded were identical (except for the release number, and
date of build), to what he already had.

The same upgrade only took a couple of hours, on my system.  He has a
faster internet connection, but a much slower computer.  I thought the
faster download would be more important than the speed of the system,
so I mistakenly gave him a 4 hour guesstimate.

I'm not a pc developer, so I don't know why things are being done the
way they are, but expecting a user to spend half a day updating, every
six months (or year), really annoys new users. My background is ibm
370 asm, cobol, pl/1, fortran, mark iv, roscoe, tso, db2, ims dc/db, etc.

I know enough c, perl, python, etc., that I can sometimes figure out
where the problem is, (when submitting bug reports), but I don't know
enough to put together rpm packages, or where to start, to learn how
to do so.

Regards, Dave Hodgins

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