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Re: [opensuse-project] AN OPEN PROPOSAL ON openSUSE VERSION NUMBERING
On Monday, April 11, 2011 11:13:06 AM Alberto Passalacqua wrote:
Hello,

the proposal does not look feasible to me at all. The multiplication
of effort required to do what you propose is huge, and the advantages
are nothing more than a "service pack", which users can get by simply
installing online updates, which seems more rational to me.

Multiplication of effort saved on distro side, goes with price.
Effort is shifted from distro to each user and mirror infrastructure.
Once for installation media and then few hundred of megabytes right after the
installation.

Besides, you don't release new packages, you are replacing original rpms with
patched, and create iso image. How much effort is to copy update repo to main
and run kiwi image creator - the very same that was used for original iso?

The eight month release cycle was decide some time ago to *reduce* the
workload and to improve the quality of the release. I think it is
working in this direction, as a consequence I don't believe that
adding intermediate releases will improve the global quality of the
release.

It will be improved user experience, if that matters.
Specially in cases where original disk will not boot at all for some reason
and online patches will stay where they are, on the server.
If memory serves me, you had such experience with some releases.

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Regards,
Rajko
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