Based on these existing conversations,
- I might have to move away from Manjaro...sadly (@Downloading )
- How does Manjaro compare to vanilla Arch Linux, based on your experience?
I thought an interesting idea would be to have Manjaro mirrors that are updated only once or twice per year. They'd work the same way, but they simply wouldn't receive updates for a while.
I'm a user that, for example, sometimes likes to add or remove software that I need or don't need, and in some cases I would prefer not to have to do a full system upgrade (it can be inconvenient sometimes, or sometimes people have limited network connectivity and want to download only one package, or etc).
I think this would be great! "Manjaro Slower" (or some similarly named release) would be set up so that
/etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist points only to mirrors updated every 6 months.
Perhaps a release called "Manjaro LTS" (or something) would have a
/etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist that points to mirrors that are updated only every year, or two years, or similar; longer than "Manjaro Slower".
@realmain mentioned in the other thread,
This has already been discussed, and will not happen. You'd need a whole new team to do that.
I'm wondering, do we really need a whole new team for that? Or can we simply just choose to update the "slower" mirrors to whatever the state of the rolling mirrors are, every 6 months?
What makes it necessary to have a whole team for this?