[sugar] [Techteam] Making updating easier and Planning for Support
Mon Jun 23 11:18:51 EDT 2008
On Mon, 2008-06-23 at 10:36 -0400, Martin Langhoff wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 22, 2008 at 11:29 PM, David Farning <dfarning at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
> > Two releases per year make sense. Particularly when add in the fact that
> > we have two hemispheres with opposing springs and falls.
> Only if you assume we can get countries in lockstep with us. Any
> number of things can distract the local team from making the upgrade,
> and - wham - they'll be unsupported. When it happens, rather than
> leaving them in the cold I suspect we'll end up with 3 or 4 versions
> to support -
> > One way of handling the 'stale' issue is to detach activity releases
> > from OS releases. I currently am working on modifying
> > addons.mozilla.org to serve activities for
> > activities.sugarlabs.org.
> Sugar and activities can be making releases a lot more often - and I
> think OLPC should be doing the same. It only makes sense to tag a
> long-term-support release once you've been making smaller ones.
As Kim stated earlier, in the end this becomes a cost of effort issue.
>From a developer point of view the more releases the better. From a
support perspective maintaining several long releases can quickly suck
the energy from a project.
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