[arch-general] Arch Linux Release Question
David C. Rankin
drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Wed Apr 7 13:44:22 EDT 2010
On 04/03/2010 04:59 PM, Keith Hinton wrote:
> First of all, if anyone is curious as to why I have posted to the
> Arch-General mailing list, I'm mainly doing this, in case any of the
> Arch Release team is actually hanging out on this list.
> I was curious, seeing as the last Arch Linux release was in August of
> last year, if there will be one for the lovely new year of 2010?
> If someone could get back to me on that question I would for sure appreciate it.
> I hope that all is going well for Arch Linux development!
> Talk to you folks later.
> I haven't been as active on this list due to personal commitments but
> do watch for any interesting activity from time-to-time.
> Sincere Regards,
As others have noted, Arch Linux is a "rolling-release" distribution and there
is no release 1, 2, etc... like other distributions. What arch puts out are
biannual install sets that are basically just an install set with packages
current through the date they are made. It doesn't matter whether you use the
latest install set or the one from 3 'releases' back, after the first update,
you will have the exact same, current Arch Linux we all have. It is the smartest
way to do a Linux distribution -- hands down. Never again will you be forced to
upgrade or reinstall because your 'release' has reached end of life.
( if the other distros were 1/2 as smart as Arch, they would all be using a
rolling-release model... )
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