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Re: [opensuse] Latest Thunderbird and Firefox for SUSE?
  • From: Marcus Cooper <fmwt.marcus@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2005 11:52:31 +0000
  • Message-id: <d87f791e0512010352s1a097e0ch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 01/12/05, Marcus Meissner <meissner@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 01, 2005 at 11:21:08AM +0000, Marcus Cooper wrote:
> >
> > do you know how long the 1.0.x branch is going to be maintained? What
> > will happen when it stopped being maintained? Will 1.5.x go into YOU?
>
> I do not know how long it will be maintained. When it stops being
> maintained we will be forced to the upgrade to 1.5.

ok thanks


>
> > The reason behind my questions are if new users of SUSE 10 are going
> > to be kept on v1.0.x (and yes I know 1.5.x will be easily installed
> > from adding the yast source, i assume) it might be used as a critism.
> > Mind you 10.1 (which will I assume include 1.5.x) will be out soon so
> > I think I'm making a moutain out of a molehill.
>
> Why? The products are meant to stay stable and only get security and
> bugfixes.
>
> Adding version upgrades for packages would reduce our resources for
> new products which would hurt those...
>
> If you want bleeding edge software our package maintainers offer packages
> (Mozilla, Apache, wine, etc.), newer desktops are in the supplemental
> branches (GNOME, KDE) or if you want an all bleeding edge SUSE, use the
> Factory branch.

Yep you're right. And seeing as adding yast sources is really not
hard, people can do that.

have fun

Marcus
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