conclusion: F15 / systemd / user-experience

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net
Tue Jun 14 19:29:52 UTC 2011


Le mardi 14 juin 2011 à 10:52 +0530, Rahul Sundaram a écrit :
> On 06/14/2011 10:27 AM, Genes MailLists wrote:
> >   The upstream kernel is a rolling release with Linus' law of protect
> > users as much as possible.
> >
> >    While a fresh released kernel in stable often gets a few updates and
> > fixes the .1 or .2 stable kernels are generally remarkably solid.
> >
> >    This is in large part attributable to the rolling release model.
> >
> >     Fedora could well benefit from switching to a rolling release model
> > as well (no not rawhide - a controlled rolling release much as the
> > kernel development follows).
> 
> I don't think you can call it a rolling release unless you only count
> Linus branch and discount others like Linux next tree and even that is a
> stretch since the "rc" releases are essentially development snapshots
> that incrementally move towards less changes and more stability exactly
> like the alpha and beta releases and release candidates in a Linux
> distribution . 

The kernel is a rolling releases with streams that feed into it (like
personnal repos, unpackaged alpha software versions, etc). It's a
controlled rolling release because kernel devs can play with features
all they want, but at the first user-visible regression it's 'fix it now
or I revert'.

The problem with rawhide is that at the first sign of regression people
write about babies and defend the regression not being fixed for a long
time.

-- 
Nicolas Mailhot




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