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

Ahmad Samir ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 17 10:11:56 CEST 2010

On 17 October 2010 09:56, David W. Hodgins <davidwhodgins at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

A bit off-topic: What took a long time exactly? downloading the
package or installing them?

I am asking because I upgraded, more than one, virtualbox installs, it
never took more than 30min. to install the new packages (that's
leaving out the time it took to download them, which has more to do
with the download rate what with having a slow/fast system).

> 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

Ahmad Samir

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