[rosa-devel] 2016.1

Andrey Bondrov andrey.bondrov at rosalab.ru
Fri Jun 2 23:40:53 MSK 2017

> - is there e safe way to upgrade 2014.1=> 2016.1?

In general it should be safe for experienced users. I didn't try such
upgrade recently but some time ago I upgraded several machines with only
few issues. Like KTorrent (KF5) in rosa2016.1 couldn't properly load
torrents from KTorrent (KDE4) used in rosa2014.1.

But maybe there are can be issues with new kernel, X Server etc.,
depending on used hardware.

> - how long will be supported 2014.1?

2017-2018, 1.5 more years.

> - how kind of updates will be pushed in 2014.1 ( only critical ?)

Important security fixes, minor version updates, browsers and other
more or less important things. As LTS it shouldn't be bleeding-edge :-)

But one big major version update is planned, it's ffmpeg 3. Because
without ffmpeg 3 we cannot update Chromium with all required codecs

> - is 2014.1 become the new LTS?


> - 2016.1 will provide KDE4 supported in main until EOF?

Yes. It has better integration with KF5/Qt5 applications than in
rosa2014.1. And most KDE applications are now KF5-based. But
plasma-applet-py-cashew no longer works because of changes in
sip/pykde4 (so very annoying cashew thing is back on desktop).

> I've found out TODAY that 2016.1 is officially released almost 2
> month ago , for somebody that  has  published 1,222 builds and 1,570
> commits  in the last 30 days I guess
> I deserve to be more informed, don't I ?

I found the mail where I informed you :-) 


From: symbianflo <symbianflo ΞΑ mandrivausers.ro>
To: Andrey Bondrov <andrey.bondrov ΞΑ rosalab.ru>
Subject: Re: qa_verified granted: [Bug 7819] [UPDATE REQUEST] opusfile
update  from 0.6 to 0.8 Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:14:10 +0200
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:38.0) Gecko/20100101

ok I get it...

Il 25/04/2017 11:46, Andrey Bondrov ha scritto:
> ...[skip]...
> rosa2016.1 was released some time ago:
> http://en.rosalinux.com/2017/04/20/rosa-fresh-r9-is-out/

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