2008/12/17 Bryen email@example.com:
On Wed, 2008-12-17 at 07:57 +0100, Andreas Jaeger wrote:
"Rajko M." firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
It is getting hard to follow 6 months release cycle. I barely had time to see 11.0 and it is already candidate for deletion.
I hear on the other hand also suggestions for openSUSE to go on a planned 6-month release cycle like Ubuntu and Fedora does - and release say every November and May.
What I'm observing more of in this thread, and hearing from people talking directly to me, is that it isn't so much the time frame for development in as much as the full utilization of each phase. Less testing on alpha, more testing on RC as an example of a rather lop-sided effect we've had. I think the focus of discussion should be more about how we can improve the experience, thus making people likelier to participate earlier on.
Then perhaps rather than just "Factory" aka "unstable", add "testing" and "stable" rather than fixed releases; so most of the community upgrade via small steps constantly; as they should do for security fixes. The stable release could presumably be updated by the SP1, SP2 type method, giving magazines and disk emporiums, something useful to provide to those with poor net connections.
May be for the interim versions, made available for testing, some indication of "solidity" would help, based on the underlying technical changes made, and feedback from the "Factory".