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From: Brad Laue <brad@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo 1.4.1 and GRP
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 15:55:20
1 Greetings all,
3 A concern of mine about many Linux distributions is that in the long
4 haul between binary releases of a distribution, the packages included
5 with the release can become quite old. In Gentoo's case, if one GRP
6 installed their system nine months from now and emerge -u'd, they would
7 be faced with a considerable number of packages to update (I wouldn't be
8 surprised if it was all of them).
10 The Gentoo 1.4.1 release re-ignited my curiosity on this topic. Will
11 there be regular interim releases between major upgrades, or will
12 releases like these solely fix bugs?
14 If the latter, can a GRP ISO be created say, every two months? This
15 would only add ~500MB per architecture involved, since there wouldn't be
16 any need to archive the older versions of the ISO.
18 Realising that Gentoo is of course a source-based distribution, quickly
19 and easily installing the latest and greatest by using emerge -k, then
20 optimizing by rebuilding incrementally has surely sparked a great deal
21 of additional interest in the distribution.
23 What does everyone think?
25 Brad
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo 1.4.1 and GRP Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo 1.4.1 and GRP Luke-Jr <luke-jr@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo 1.4.1 and GRP Sven Vermeulen <swift@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo 1.4.1 and GRP Sven Blumenstein <me@××××××.net>