Am Montag, 22. Dezember 2008 schrieb Rob OpenSuSE:
The quick forum poll has 42 replies 22nd December at 1600h GMT :
View Poll Results: What Release Model Would You Like Best?
Current One - 3 Releases in 2 Years, Some Upgrades via Build Service 11 Rolling Release - "stable", "current" and "factory" well tested upgrade for stable 13 6 Monthly Release following KDE & GNOME 2 Annual Release with more time for Development & Testing 13 Other (please explain your preference) 3
The votes for annual took off, after posting in the "install" section of forum. A lot of ppl seem to be upgrading from 11.0, without a clear reason why, just to have the latest. Then running into forseeable troubles and known issues.
Annual has its pros too. We only have to decide for once and for all, where between KDE and GNOME we release and can in the future blame KDE and GNOME for not sticking to their schedule once we hit the problem again.
And I wouldn't have to lookup holidays for every new release either - always first thursday in november and we're done. But that's of course the project manager's view :)