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Re: What Fedora makes sucking for me - or why I am NOT Fedora



Stephen Warren wrote:
> Alternatively (to a rolling distro), we could increase the frequency of
> Fedora releases. It seems that the main reason people want the latest
> stuff thrown into Fedora $latest is because they don't want to wait for
> the next release in just 3 months time on average. So, make "the next
> release" happen every 3, or 2, or 1 months (-> wait is 1.5, 1, 0.5
> months average). I don't know about capacity-wise, but the Fedora
> infra-structure certainly seems to have the logic in place now for
> managing arbitrary numbers of current releases.

That's not really feasible, it would be a lot more work to maintain and
require a lot more bandwidth and disk space for mirrors. And it wouldn't
bring any benefits over the current system.

As for a rolling release model, that may be more feasible, but again what
are the benefits over the current model? And it'd have the major drawback
that users could no longer decide on their own when to upgrade e.g. to KDE
4 (for which right now they have a window of ~7 months).

        Kevin Kofler


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