hhhhardware Posted February 19, 2019 Report Share Posted February 19, 2019 In the release notes for Funtoo 1.3 there is the part about Kit Snapshots: Quote Kit Snapshots The kits in meta-repo are based on a 13 November 2018 snapshot of Gentoo Linux. Unlike Funtoo Linux 1.2, all kits are frozen and 1.3 will serve as a "long term stable" (LTS) release of Funtoo Linux. This differs from the 1.2 release of Funtoo Linux where some kits were frozen, and others were not. We moved to a fully-snapshotted kit model to prevent unpredictable dependency breakage due to upstream changes that would apply to some kits but not others, which was an ongoing problem with the 1.2 release. Is this why my 1.3 system hasn't seen much in the way of portage updates when I `ego sync`? Does this mean that Funtoo will be less of a rolling release system and only likely to see the 4+ larger yearly updates, as mentioned elsewhere in the release notes? I have a few minor reservations about this: As a long time Gentoo and now Funtoo user I have come to understand that keeping the system updated is easier in little regular updates rather than trying to update a many months old system. Will this problem rear its head when Funtoo pushes an update? So far the 1.2 and 1.3 updates have been less than trivial processes to get through. Will this process get simpler/be automated? Obviously these are small potatoes to that of the considerations put into producing an entire linux distro but I have come to expect a certain way of doing things with Funtoo and like most people I fear/hate change even when it is likely for the best. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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