On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 07:15:21PM +0100, Rüdiger Meier wrote:
Why don't we use SLE as is?
Actually, we do - most of it. The problem is SLE provides much fewer
packages than openSUSE so that taking SLE as is wouldn't satisfy too
many openSUSE users. The number of packages that exist in both but
openSUSE has newer version is relatively small (higher than I would
We need written rules. IMO It should be really
difficult for a package maintainer to update his package in Leap.
IMHO one of the big problems of today's distribution is that many people
stopped distinguishing between updates and upgrades; popularity of
so-called "rolling updates" distributions - which are in fact also
"rolling upgrades" (which fans of the concept keep forgetting to
mention) - is one of the reasons, IMHO.
Note the SLE also upgrades packages. The ~1000 package updates in SP2
weren't minor at all.