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 On 09/10/10 03:13 PM, RGB ES wrote:
2010/10/9 Scott Furry<>:
And IMO that is the point. Distributions will only incorporate into the
releases what /they feel/ is appropriate.
And is that wrong? If you want "the last" on your computer "as soon as
possible", then you need to change to a rolling release distro...
There is a reason because there are so many distros out there: they
are different. If you need to upgrade the very second there is a new
version of software X then you need a bleeding edge distro,
I disagree.

As you suggest, there is the core software, and is also a host of software applications (some even have their own QA/Testing programs - Mozilla being a prominent example).

If that's what openSUSE does, great! But users of other distributions have different needs and level of knowledge. They have chosen their distribution/platform. Should LibO not respect that user decision?

Holding back on incorporating another software program, from my understanding, is done because of distribution revision testing/development.

AFAIK, some distributions (for example Debian stable/unstable/testing/experimental) show a tendency to not incorporate software major revisions (i.e. software ver x.y.z increases from 1.1.1 to 2.0.0) . Should users be punished because the development cycles of the distribution and software group are different?

Scott Furry

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