Re: OS download is rather useless
Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:01 am
Since the number one day for new users is 25th December (when, this year, Santa drops a Pi400 down the chimney) that it would be suicidal to release on 23rd. Without telling James and the other excellent folks how to do their job, the latest the RPF/RPT folks should be doing anything is the 30th Nov. Beyond that they should be in a change freeze except for mission critial security patches. That would give a new build enough of a chance for the irregular users to shake the bugs out so that by two weeks before Xmas the RPF/RPTL folks would be 100% confident it's not a poisonous download with a broken kernel burned into it.swampdog wrote: ↑Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:45 pm
From a logistics aspect it could be conceived to be useful to make a "2020-12-23" image containing everything since "2020-08-20" simply to reduce bandwidth and server load but alternatively if the servers can cope, why bother? The rpi is an educational tool so does it matter too much if the update can't be done there & then? I still have a pi running "wheezy".
There's been many times in the last 39 years between the United States Thanksgiving date and Valentine's day that I've had a chance to twiddle thumbs or simply grab a test system and play or experiment with something new (while steering clear of breaking anything on any production system).