won't someone please think of the users!?
ricardo.salveti at linaro.org
Fri Apr 6 18:22:35 UTC 2012
On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 6:05 AM, Wookey <wookey at wookware.org> wrote:
> +++ Clark, Rob [2012-04-05 21:10 -0500]:
>> just some random thoughts on our release model, etc.. I've been
>> meaning to write up for a while but haven't had time
>> There has been some feedback, for example on #pandaboard, that the
>> monthly release cycle is confusing and detrimental for folks looking
>> for something working and stable, and not necessarily bleeding edge,
> You make some good points.
> The fundamental question really is 'are we a distro or not'? If linaro
> is not a distro then no-one should be expecting stable releases - we
> are a technology showcase, and developer quick-start mechanism, and
> the existing process seems reasonably appropriate for that, but if we
> are expecting people to actually base real work off our outputs, then
> he's right and we ought to change some things.
It might be the same thing, but for me the question is really "do we
care about users and we want people to use our LEBs?". If we assume
the LEBs are just a bunch of evaluation images to be used internally
to help improving the development and testing, then you could simply
say that we're not any kind of distro.
Now if we decide to have people using and consuming our LEBs (what I
believe we do), then we need to think a bit further, and assume some
extra responsibilities. We don't want to be a full distro, as we want
to be flexible enough to break things once a while, but we really need
to be aware that once we get users running our images, they will
*expect* some sort of stability, putting us back as we were a distro
Ricardo Salveti de Araujo
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