[manjaro-dev] Static (non-rolling) option

Carl Duff cdrw2400 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 8 11:32:36 CET 2013

This has been an interesting read.

All I would say is: make sure that you would not be heaping too much on
yourself, Rob. As it would be a spin-off rather than just another flavour,
obviously the amount of work required would be substantial.

>From a selfish point of view, it would also be a shame to have your
attention and expertise directed away from the main system...


On 8 November 2013 08:46, Rob McCathie <korrode at gmail.com> wrote:

>  On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 5:28 PM, Philip Müller <philm at manjaro.org> wrote:
>>  This is possible and we already have some ideas regarding this topic.
>> Actually Roland is working on such a thing with a different prospective.
>> This will mean a different concept as we have it now. Also lots of testing.
>> When we have some we can inform you. Might also want to look at frugalware,
>> which basically does this concept you're talking about.
> Any chance you can drop some more hints on what you've got planned? How
> it's different?
>>  Rolling releases have some downs but we try to fix them. We already
>> slowed it down a little but most of the people need or like the current
>> speed.
>> I think adding a longer testing period in testing might help to get it
>> much more stable. Maybe you point me to the edges on our current concept
>> and what you miss right now.
> Mainly it's just the simple fact that there is a risk of breakage with
> every update (updates to system operation components anyway). Maybe if
> there was about a thousand more people running Manjaro testing branch so we
> really started getting some serious hardware coverage, and also wider
> coverage of all the packages in the Arch repos, rolling might be ok for me.
> I want something I can run myself and roll out to friends and perhaps even
> business clients. Right now Manjaro is not for newbies. I know you're all
> probably thinking "That's exactly who it's for!", but i'm talking about
> REAL novice computer users. Right now most all of Manjaro's users are at
> least *enthusiastic* enough about computing (even if they don't have much
> knowledge) to have heard of Linux and decided to try to install it. I want
> an Arch based distro I can roll out to people who aren't pondering what
> features the next release of their DE will have, or if the driver for their
> hardware in the Linux kernel is going to improve, because they don't know
> what any of those things are.
> Regarding a longer period in testing; it certainly has my vote.
> I run testing but will not perform pacman -Syu unless I know I have enough
> time then and there to deal with any degree of breakage, if i'm having a
> busy week it may be some days before i update, so yeah - a longer period
> would be good.
> Regards,
> Rob.
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