Is it a rolling release or a point release?

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mikey777
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Is it a rolling release or a point release?

Postby mikey777 » 19 Sep 2019 16:15

Is it correct to say that SolydX 9 32-bit is a rolling release, even though it's the stable version?

kurotsugi
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Re: Is it a rolling release or a point release?

Postby kurotsugi » 20 Sep 2019 03:36

technically, it's a point release....with a twist. solydxk could easily upgradeable between releases without special tools and doesn't need reinstall between releases. we usually get this kind of experience on rolling distro. on another perspective, you might say that it's a rolling distro....also with a twist. solydxk have very long delay between upgrades (~2 years). compared to that, a true rolling release distro usually have daily upgrades

compared to another point release system, you can change solydxk into rolling ones. the enthusiast version based on debian testing branch which by definition is a true rolling release distro....also with a twist. it's hard rock stable :lol:

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Re: Is it a rolling release or a point release?

Postby mikey777 » 20 Sep 2019 06:18

@kurotsugi
Many thanks for your reply - this is much clearer for me now, despite the twists :)

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Re: Is it a rolling release or a point release?

Postby ilu » 20 Sep 2019 16:19

What kurotsugi said is true for 64bit.
32bit is not rolling in any way any more. SolydX10 will be the last one, good for another 4 years. See my other post.

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Re: Is it a rolling release or a point release?

Postby grizzler » 20 Sep 2019 17:10

There will be one more ISO of all the current 32-bit Community Editions, i.e. both buster (10 - stable) and bullseye (11 - EE) based. They will not have NVIDIA support as NVIDIA killed that. After that, don't expect any more 32-bit ISOs.

The SolydXK EEs (Enthusiast Editions) are testing (bullseye) based and 'rolling', but testing is not considered suitable for 'production'.
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Re: Is it a rolling release or a point release?

Postby mikey777 » 21 Sep 2019 04:27

grizzler wrote:
20 Sep 2019 17:10
There will be one more ISO of all the current 32-bit Community Editions, i.e. both buster (10 - stable) and bullseye (11 - EE) based.
Is that because Debian will be discontinuing 32-bit editions?

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Re: Is it a rolling release or a point release?

Postby grizzler » 21 Sep 2019 13:23

As far as I'm aware, Debian will not be discontinuing 32-bit editions, so no. It's more a case of no longer providing something (almost) nobody uses.
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