Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Mar 2009 22:15 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE Following in the footsteps of distributions like Ubuntu and Fedora, the openSUSE project has announced it will move to a fixed release schedule. However, contrary to the two aforementioned distributions, openSUSE will have an eight month release schedule. The new schedule was announced in an email by release manager Stephan Kulow.
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RE[2]: 6 months makes more sense
by arpan on Sat 7th Mar 2009 03:10 UTC in reply to "RE: 6 months makes more sense"
arpan
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If they were on a 6 month release cycle, they could stay consistenly two months behind Gnome & KDE and use the newest versions.

By going with 8 months, at times they will be 2 months behind, or 4 months behind, and at times they will release at the same time at the new KDE & Gnome release. In the last case, they would not have the time to test and use the newest version, and so would be stuck with a 6 month old version.

I don't think that that is such a big deal, just explaining how that could happen.

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