Am Freitag, den 25.03.2011, 07:55 -0400 schrieb Genes MailLists:
On 03/25/2011 07:38 AM, Christoph Wickert wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, den 24.03.2011, 14:48 -0700 schrieb Henrique Junior:
>> It may sound a little off-topic to this thread, but since we are
>> talking about bring new stuff into F14 I would like to know the
>> opinion of you, guys, about the new openSUSE's tumbleweed  
>> repo, that tries to bring to openSUSE some "rolling release"
> We do have a rolling release, it's called rawhide.
Thats not really true as I see it - rawhide is more of a rolling
build than a rolling release. A good rolling release should be a working
system with a stream of tested updates.
The term "rolling release" does not indicate whether or not something
gets tested. Testing is only possible in a clearly defined environment,
thus it requires (at least some kind of) snapshotting.
A good example of a rolling release is the kernel release model.
Each kernel release has clearly defined merge window and a stabilization
phase. This is not rolling but exactly what we do with our development.