On Thu, 9 Jan 2014 21:44:17 -0500
Gavin Engel <gavin(a)engel.com> wrote:
Is anyone else interested in working on a rolling release spin of
I'm not sure how this could work as a spin, unless you used rawhide
only I guess, but you don't want to do this that it sounds like?
I've never put together a spin before, so I'm not sure how
I can give aside from testing. What I'm trying to help achieve is a
Fedora spin that is basically the same as the Rawhide, except uses
stable (~6 month old) packages.
You would need the maintainers to maintain those, the infrastructure to
build and push them, the release engineering resources, qa folks, etc.
6 month old packages aren't inately more stable... it depends on how
they are maintained.
This is my motivation: I'd love to never have to worry about
distribution upgrades, big modifications to my MBR/EFR, changing repo
URLs, and all the other junk that goes along with upgrading the
distribution from x to x+1. Without that *stuff* the OS would be much
easier to use over time, and certainly something I would have no
problems recommending to a new Linux user. As it stands now, I think
the distro upgrade process of Linux distros is an unnecessary
difficulty for most desktop users, when using 'yum' for continuously
updating the packages would work just as well.
rolling release means you have to do large/radical updates as the
maintainer(s) decide, while releases means you can decide when to do
those yourself on your own schedule (within a 6 month window).