So Tumbleweed is, I think, almost 2 years old now. It seems to be
working fairly well, or at least well enough for my daily use, and I
haven't heard any complaints about it in a long time which means that
either no one is using it, or it's working for others :)
Anyway, with the advent of 12.3 soon, I have been thinking if Tumbleweed
needed to change any to make things work better.
My original set of complaints a year or so ago about OBS issues that
keep us having a "proper" rolling distribution, still pretty much are
- the build-number issue
- build speed
- dependancy rebuild problems.
Build speed of OBS has increased recently, I don't know if it's just my
imagination, or if I have a higher priority for my repos now, or if new
hardware really was added to the build system, but I'm happy things seem
to be working better in that area at the moment.
But the other two issues are still big ones, as the recent GNOME update
in Tumbleweed proved quite well.
So, I was thinking about maybe, when 12.3 changing Tumbleweed from being
an "add-on" repo on top of the 12.3 repos, to being a "full" distro
snapshot. That would resolve the build number problems we have had, but
the dependancy rebuild issue would increase.
The rebuild problem can be manually handled, much like FACTORY currently
is, but odds are, I would lean toward the conservative side, having more
rebuilds than are probably necessary just to ensure that systems work
well. That means that libreoffice would be updated on a weekly basis
for users, which might get annoying over time :)
Any thoughts by anyone about this? Or should I just do it and see how
well it works out?
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