In the mood for something new

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Wed Nov 24 10:44:34 UTC 2021

Wait, I never knew Fedora was a rolling release...I only ever knew it as 
the 6 month then I need to do an upgrade to a whole new system one.

So can I in theory, get the Mate spin, and turn it into a rolling 
release? I'm curious how well that'd work compared to Solus being a 
rolling release as well with Mate support though

On 11/24/21 01:16, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:
> Just chiming in here, as this question wasn't directed at me,, but 
> this would be my answer ... just my opinion, but taken from a 
> primarily technical perspective.
> RPM packaging format, a plugin-based modular package management tool 
> along with graphical package management, the copr system including 
> semiautomatic serverside builds, the choice of a release cycle or a 
> rolling release model, snapd and flatpak installable from official 
> repositories or installed by default, not a derivative distro, far 
> more software applications available from all of system repositories, 
> third-party repositories that can be added easily, snapd, flatpak and 
> copr repositories, all the newest software versions with support for 
> the latest compilers, toolchains and system libraries, no need to hold 
> back new upstream software because a toolchain or compiler is out of 
> date, broad and diverse community support, systemd, which I happen to 
> like, and Pipewire and Wireplumber installed by default, although 
> these do still have their bugs. I'm sure there's more I'm not 
> mentioning, but these are the best parts of Fedora overall. Many 
> distros, especially derivatives, just can't keep up with the latest 
> upstream compilers and such ... from what I've been reading, even Arch 
> has some trouble with this. Maybe some of these things can cause 
> potential breakage of older software, but this is why Fedora does have 
> the choice between the 6-month release cycle for its stability and the 
> rolling release model that is especially good for those of us who like 
> to live on the bleeding edge.
> ~Kyle
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