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Re: [opensuse] new installation
  • From: Ken Schneider - openSUSE <suse-list3@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2009 08:07:15 -0400
  • Message-id: <4AB377F3.8090307@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Per Inge Oestmoen pecked at the keyboard and wrote:
ne... wrote:

On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 13:46, Per Inge Oestmoen <pioe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Ken Schneider - openSUSE wrote:

Pol pecked at the keyboard and wrote:
I have to install opensuse on a laptop. I see two options:
1 installing 11.1 then upgrading to 11.2, next november
2. installing the latest 11.2 Milestone, then upgrading to 11.2, next
What is safer?
11.1 then upgrade to 11.2

How do you know that for sure?

Because you are going from one released version to another.
The milestones are alpha quality releases. The need to go
beta then release candidates.

I cannot see how this can be automatically assumed.

It depends on the exact quality of the processes involved, and also
which milestone we are talking about. The 11.1 version has a reputation
of being problematic, and it has a broken KDE 4 with major loss of

A late milestone like the 11.2 Milestone 7 may not be bad at all.

Per Inge Oestmoen

Some people like to argue just for arguments sake.

The OP stated above "Which is safer". Which do you consider safer, a
released version or an alpha version. As far as 11.1 is concerned, stick
with KDE3 until 11.2 is released. That _IS_ the _safest_ route.

Ken Schneider
SuSe since Version 5.2, June 1998
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