On Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 10:08 AM, Matthew Miller <mattdm@fedoraproject.org> wrote:
On Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 10:01:57AM -0800, Gerald B. Cox wrote:
> I'll repost this because I believe Kevin had a good point:
> I don't understand why we are trying to reinvent the wheel here.  The
> infrastructure for Kevin's suggestion
> is in place now - KDE has been using it and it works.

This has the same downside as a rolling release to end users. It asks
them to take a big user interface / user experience update whenever we
push it, or else disable all updates including security fixes and
bugfixes that do not change user experience.

Modularity, however, will allow us to update module stacks — like GNOME
or KDE — while still also maintaining older versions for some time...
without tying the whole release to that cycle.

Well, it isn't some theoretical construct... it's being done now with KDE and has
been working just fine.  It stays in updates-testing until you decide to push it to stable.  KDE
folks by and large want the updates as fast as possible.  If the GNOME folks would like
their updates to age for six months, they can just keep them in updates-testing.   Seems
like we're just making this more complicated than it is.