Am 06.08.2014 13:07, schrieb Tom Davies:
So again the question has apparently gone back to "What is the advantage of
the "Still" branch. Why would people choose it or what circumstances would
suit "Still" better than "Fresh"?"
The main advantage is its age: it's more mature; it has been in use for a
longer time; people know it better; more questions have been answered in all
the support forums etc.
You see, the main problem is not having two branches, it's having two
branches which do not differ too much - just half a year. Therefore, both
are rather "fresh", there is no "really mature" version, at least not in the
So the thing to really complain about is the lack of a really mature (2-3-4
years or more) version! Therefore, all the bug fixing etc does not really
improve the stability of the software as branches end their lifetime too
soon after receiving their last bugfix update.
I'm not sure what the effects would be if there was a Long Time Support
version. Maybe, everybody would switch to this LTS verison and bug reporting
would decrease dramatically. But maybe also, that peoples' satisfachtion
would grow considerably and therefore also commitment and loyalty. Who knows?
In a first step I'd very much like the community to decrease the release
frequeny to once a year instead of every 6 months.
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