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[obsoleted by Tumbleweed] Release cycle

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openSUSE should have a shorter and synced with Ubuntu/Fedora release cycle. If there is an easy and guarantied way to dist-upgrade like a script working:

  1. change repos to newest release
  2. "zypper dup -d"  # only download
  3. save a list of packages installed.list
  4. remove all but a openSUSE minimal pattern
  5. "zypper dup"
  6. reboot and zypper install installed.list

Then benefits:

  • openSUSE more in sync with all over linux development
  • support needs less workload, patches can be "stolen"
  • "zypper dup" guarantied successful for openSUSE-minimal pattern


icons/user_comment.png R. G. wrote: (8 years ago)

The point for the existence of a plethora of Linux distros is that each of them have a different identity. Some a bleeding edge while others look after stability; some are "newcomers friendly" while others are build for advanced users... those different identities include of course different release cycles.

"Evolution" works only with diversity. In all senses.

Also, thinking that aligning release cycles with other distros will help to "stole" patches is somewhat naive: I think it will be very difficult to find two distros with a kernel compiled with same parameters...

icons/user_comment.png R. U. wrote: (7 years ago)

I the light of Tumbleweed I have rejected this my own wish. Tumbleweed obsoleted is the far better implementation!

In the contrary I would like to have the longer year period of openSUSE releases now ...

Last change: 7 years ago
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