2009/2/4 Eric Springer <erikina(a)gmail.com>om>:
On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 8:24 PM, Rob OpenSuSE
As it stands,
all the incentives are towards "free loading", letting
other ppl doing the testing, and it's hard work to get closer to the
development versions. Actually receiving & seeing fixes as they're
done, rather than waiting till install of new released version favours
Absolutely. However, we do need a better (read: great) way of catering
for users who do not wish to be part of said feature/major upgrade
cycle (on a package and a system level).
Well Debian stable, is a security and serious bug fix only version,
really it's very similar in concept to running 10.3 or 11.0 now,
rather than the new fangled 11.1. Those who want to avoid an
unplanned upgrade would simply use "etch" in their sources list. What
happens in a release is policy, not inevitably decided as a
consequence of technical decisions.
Possibly you could by default enable and automatic weekly update for
critical fixes, and at "End of Life" warn user of unsupported status
on the Login page, may be suggest switch to SLE like terms, if they
want extended support, rather than upgrade.
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