On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 12:32 PM, Frank Murphy <frankly3d(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 24/01/12 12:22, Thomas Moschny wrote:
> 2012/1/24 Josh Boyer<jwboyer(a)gmail.com>:
>> How is rawhide not a rolling release? Or perhaps better asked, what
>> about rawhide makes it
>> unsuitable for use as a rolling Fedora release?
> This has been discussed several times on this list: Technically,
> rawhide is a rolling release, sure. But rawhide is not near as stable
> as it needed to be to be seriously considered for productive use.
> There is no testing repo acting as a filter for example.
> - Thomas
Create a sig\wiki page see what support you can get.
Not a "me too" page.
But a who'll step up and do the work page.
What skills\experience do they bring to your sig.
Will it bring in extra heavy-lifters,
or further dilute the current pool.
If one or two leave, will there be egg.
This was meant as a discussion in the desirability or otherwise of the
concept of rolling release. Of course manpower is required to make it
happen. However as I said in my original post other distributions have
already made the decision on the philosophy and people have stepped up
to the plate to make it happen. It is already happening in other
distros, to the question remains as to whether it is a way forward for
Fedora - the decision might be "no". In which case Fedora moves on
with its current plans unchanged. On the other hand if the decision
is "yes" then the question is whether Fedora has the available
resources to make it happen - but that is a separate issue from
answering whether or not it is desirable.
Of course Fedora is competing with other distributions - inevitably,
and indeed Fedora is supported by people who are paid by Redhat as
well as many others who work voluntarily. However if over time other
distributions gain support at the expense of Fedora/Redhat then these
questions may come back with a more urgent need to be answered in the
future. On the other hand forward planning on changes which might be
of major benefit to Fedora in the future even if they take time and
effort to implement might affect the relative position of
Fedora/Redhat compared to other linux distributions as time passes. We
live in a competitive world and brain-storming ideas that may make a
big difference in a few years is worth doing - it is important to be
ahead of the game and not responding after the event when it might be
That was why I raised the question. Clearly any change requires
majority support - and getting decisions right at an early stage is
important. I don't have the answers but I believe this discussion is