Gentoo Archives: gentoo-releng

From: Andrew Gaffney <agaffney@g.o>
To: gentoo-releng@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-releng] Call for feature request for 2008.0
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 02:53:27
In Reply to: RE: [gentoo-releng] Call for feature request for 2008.0 by Sylvain Alain
Sylvain Alain wrote:
> Hi Andrew, and what about if the Gentoo devs release after 3 months a > new tarball for the new user...if will remove the need to update their > box and also, maybe it's a good idea to refresh the tarball between 2 > majors profiles..
Didn't I already ask you not to top post? Please don't top post. Yeah, gentoo has tried quarterly releases before, back in 2004. The releases were of poor quality and the release engineering devs hated the lack of a break between almost constant release cycles. You say it should only be stages, but if we do that, people will say that we should just refresh the minimal CD with a new kernel. And then people will argue that we should just refresh the LiveCD for new versions of large packages, because they don't want to do all the compiling to update to a new version. Are you going to take the time to become a dev, contribute to the effort of building and testing these refreshes, fix bug, and all the other stuff that goes along with it? -- Andrew Gaffney Gentoo Linux Developer Catalyst/Installer + x86 release coordinator -- gentoo-releng@l.g.o mailing list