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bug fix support by community
  • From: jdd <jdd@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 14:41:11 +0200
  • Message-id: <44462FE7.10606@xxxxxxxxx>
I wonder If we a numerous enough do do so right now, but it
could be an idea to go.

I beleive that in the near future the Novell Programmers
will be very busy working on the new distributions, as they
do with 10.1 right now.

one of the consequencies is that the debugging of the stable
version is short.

I know that security debugging is done (and I think well
done), but, specially, Yats bugfixes are no more wellcome.

However there are still many. many cosmetic (typos,
translations), some of them worst (problems in adding
inst-sources).

In the same time, new SUSE Linux version are more and more
hardware demanding. Using 10.0 on a 5 years computer is
pretty straight forward, 10.1 is questionable, 10.2 or 3
probably not possible if all goes as it do now (5 years ago,
128Mb ram was current, 256Mb very high end).

I understand why this is.

But I try to keep all this nice hardware living and I'll
hate to revert to debian :-(((

I understand also that user using, say, SUSE 9.0 (or 10.0
two years in the future) can afford to update manually the
problematics packages (kernel...) for security reason. I
know some people use still 7.x versions.

But nobody can fix yast alone :() why not us?

Yast is a fine piece of code, but a big part is scripts,
translations are texts files, openSUSE builder should ease
the process.

So could the community be more involved in this? As I am, I
could take the french translation part and be assigned the
translation fix (for example) from bugzilla.

what do you think of the idea (the setup is to be discussed
after if necessary)

jdd


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