On Tue, Feb 01, 2011 at 12:56:02PM +0100, Jos Poortvliet wrote:
On Tuesday 01 February 2011 03:45:37 Greg KH wrote:
On Tue, Feb 01, 2011 at 03:06:01AM +0100, Jos
On Monday 31 January 2011 19:45:32 Greg KH
On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 06:41:34PM +0100, Jos
> Hi all,
> I have some questions about Tumbleweed.
> First of all, I wonder what the status is and will be. If someone
> enables Tumbleweed on the upcoming 11.4, is it very likely that most
> packages will be updated or are we still talking about a small
I'm still working through this, but it looks like _every_ package will
be updated to start with. That's the safest way to get all of the
dependancies correct for any future changes that will be needed.
Ok, that's from moving from 11.3 to 11.4, yes? So from 11.4 onwards, are
all maintainers going to pick packages for Tumbleweed?
I don't understand, what do you mean by "maintainers going to pick
What it looks like is going to happen is the WHOLE 11.4 repo will be
linked into the openSUSE:Tumbleweed repo and rebuilt. So, if you switch
to Tumbleweed, you will end up installing everything again.
Yes, once 11.4 is out. But I would like to know what happens after that -
going towards 11.5/12.0? How many packages are 'part of the Tumbleweed
initiative', IOW, being kept up to date? How many maintainers have said they
will send regular new versions your way?
Ah, that makes more sense.
Eg just the kernel, Xorg and GNOME? Or also
LibreOffice, Firefox? is XFCE in?
Will we have the latest Wireshark? Python packages? ;-)
I don't really know just yet, it depends on what happens with different
upstream development packages, and how "stable" maintainers feel they
Actually, in thinking about it some more, perhaps it would make more
sense to slowly ease things in as they change. It would take more work
on my part, but that seems fairer than forcing everything to change all
It would get "messy" when things like python or perl get updated, but
that's what scripts are for...
it's a pain, but it seems like the best way forward at the moment.
And yes, there are alternatives, only picking the packages that change,
_and_ the dependancies, and linking them in. But, that will start to
drive me crazy very quickly, as it has already when trying to do some
updates in the testing repo.
But if people complain that this would be too much, we can do it, it's
just more work on my part, which is fair enough.
Nah, I think it's not too bad for the 11.4 release, it's just a bigger
download, that's it. Hurts us (our servers & bandwith) more than most of our
users, I'd say. And Tumbleweed doesn't have that many yet, I would guess. We
should however do better in the future - for someone living in a low-bandwith
country like India or Brazil, an upgrade to 11.4 could take several days. And
I feel that pain because I will be in Brazil during the release period ;-)
At 11.4 release time, I doubt there will be any changes as not much will
be "newer" for Tumbleweed to provide, so you might be fine :)
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