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Re: [opensuse-project] AN OPEN PROPOSAL ON openSUSE VERSION NUMBERING
  • From: Alberto Passalacqua <albert.passalacqua@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 21:07:43 -0500
  • Message-id: <BANLkTi=FQ-+xZqMQ-hsyF6wMRJ832p=OUg@mail.gmail.com>
2011/4/11 Rajko M. <rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx>:

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.

This is not true. You put *more* load on mirrors, since you have to
upload the new ISO's, and most probably users will download them
thinking it's a new release.

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?

Again, not so easy. You have to test.

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.

User experience can and should be improved in the main release. What
you are suggesting justifies lower quality releases, since there will
be a new updated release.

Best,
Alberto
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