[OpenIndiana-discuss] Proposal: OpenIndiana Stable Branch
alasdairrr at gmail.com
Sat Jan 15 11:02:06 UTC 2011
On 15 Jan 2011, at 10:37, Hairry Harry wrote:
> The advice please is if the overall plan is to move completely to a
> server based distro and use as a desktop OS is limited should I just
> stop wasting my time and step off now and return to linux.
I think you've misunderstood the proposal a bit. The plan isn't at all to move completely to a server based distro - I sincerely hope I didn't give that impression.
The Dev branch will continue to have a full desktop and will continue to be updated from the Oracle software repositories (which are still open).
The proposal for the Stable branch was for it to be a clone of the dev branch in every way, just that we'll also provide critical security updates for a small set of packages, for a fixed time period.
While the stable branch is sat there only getting security updates, the /dev branch will continue to be updated, receiving the latest and greatest desktop software.
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