On Fri, 2008-12-19 at 01:10 -0500, Justin Haygood wrote:
On Thu, 2008-12-18 at 19:50 +0000, Benji Weber wrote:
If we're voting then I much prefer the longer ~10month+ release cycle length.
Me as well.
Having the longer release cycle has the following benefits:
- Longer development sprints = more whiz-bang features per release (at
the expense of fewer releases per time period). Plus, if you do finalize on a version and a newer version will be out soon, you could always backport the more stable new features if they are easily separable.
- More stable packages (since you have more time to get fixed upstream
packages, and to find and patch any bugs in packages, and to backport fixes from newer upstream releases after the upstream version to track has been finalized). This is one of the reasons I like openSUSE.. it has the benefits of a stable platform with a "fast" (fast enough) development cycle.
- More time for openSUSE developers to work on creating things as
opposed to just integration of upstream. After all, if I wanted a release that looks like upstream, I'd be using Foresight ;).