[ASU 2008.9] Is it required to reflash, or opkg update & upgrade is enough?
Minh Ha Duong
haduong at centre-cired.fr
Sat Sep 20 16:06:35 CEST 2008
>> Yes. This is all correct.
>> Those with 2008.8-update will already be ahead of 2008.9. It's the name
>> that throws people off. We're looking to change to 2008-update or
>> 2008-stable. Please stay tuned.
> Also stable isn't that good, because people will think
>it is stable, while it is far from stable. (I would call om2008.9 usable).
>Maybe change it into 'Omd' (=Openmoko Distribution) and call point releases
I would like to second this point. Please don't call anything stable.
In Debian world, stable means that 1/ It won't crash, 2/ You are free from
worrying about OS reinstallation or upgrades for a long time and 3/ Updating
is a BAD thing. With ASU we only have 1/
Moreover, the "stable" word is already preempted. To be technically
precise, ".stable" is the name of a familly of subbranches in the git. For
the rest of the list subscriber's:
Patches land in org.openmoko.$(release_name).dev,
go through org.openmoko.$(release_name).testing, and
finally reach org.openmoko.$(release_name).stable
from where packages are made
Reusing that word for anything else than a subbranch tag is confusing. And
everybody is confused enough, as you rightly noticed. Please empathize with
the pain of the documentation team. Without clear names we can't make clear
explanations. Leave "stable" out.
Minh HA DUONG, Chargé de Recherche, CNRS
CIRED, Centre International de Recherches sur l'Environnement et le
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