The question of rolling release?

mike cloaked mike.cloaked at
Tue Jan 24 11:23:14 UTC 2012

Having looked at the way releasing packages and versions in linux has
been moving in a number of distributions it is interesting that there
are several that now have a rolling-release model.

Three of these are:

Debian CUT:

Opensuse Tumbleweed:

Arch Linux:

Gentoo is also essentially a rolling release distribution.

Fedora would appear to be out of line in not taking on board the
potential user base for a rolling release version.  For servers there
would be huge advantages in management of systems.

Is there any support at all within the development community for a
rolling release version of Fedora (and possibly ulitimately Redhat)?
Is there a possibility that not moving to rolling release could
ultimately damage Fedora in the future as other distributions increase
their support base?

I thought this might lead to a useful discussion and this post is not
supposed to be a flame bait but a genuine question that is potentially
quite fundamental to the future of Fedora. Applying innovative and
careful thought to this question might be helpful to the Fedora
project as a whole.

mike c

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