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Re: [opensuse] 10 days out - 12.3 recommendations
On 06/03/13 02:15, DenverD wrote:
On 03/05/2013 10:52 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
the move to Evergreen is simple [just add one repo and then run
YaST Online Update, or "zypper patch"], and your 11.4 is good to
July 2014! [note, there is a kernel change, but without nvidia/etc
drivers needed here it was a simple change, for _me_]

I would have thought that switching to Tumbleweed was the more
appropriate thing to do.

are you saying you think the most recently release new version with adds from factory is more stable/dependable/predictable than a two year old version with bug fixes and security patches on top?

I am not saying this at all, in any shape, form, or size.

if so, then you understand software development exactly backwards.

Thanks for this, but I think that the shoe is on the other foot in your case.

Here is a direct quote from the Portal about Tumbleweed:


The Tumbleweed project provides a rolling updates version of openSUSE containing the latest stable versions of all software instead of relying on rigid periodic release cycles. The project does this for users that want the newest, but stable software.

The difference to Factory is that Factory is bleeding edge, often experimental, not yet stabilized software that needs more work to become useful. Tumbleweed contains the latest stable applications and is ready for daily use.


You can read all this for yourself here:



Using openSUSE 12.3 x86_64 KDE 4.10.00 & kernel 3.8.2-1 on a system with-
AMD FX 8-core 3.6/4.2GHz processor
16GB PC14900/1866MHz Quad Channel Corsair "Vengeance" RAM
Gigabyte AMD3+ m/board; Gigabyte nVidia GTX550Ti 1GB DDR5 GPU

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