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Originally Posted by jukk View Post
I've many times wondered why not software releases could be handled like in a linux distro. Just push new versions of packages into the repo and let users upgrade.
That makes sense, but in practice most users would simply stop updating, because you can't see any differences if every day you get a different package to update. "Another update, really? And nothing changed!" What's more is that nearly all of the packages included in a regular OS update would still require you to restart your device for them to install and start safely.

On top of that, it's easier for Jolla to push out batches of updated packages as they only need to test them once, all at the same time.

I'm not sure if it would be feasible to have a system where combined updates could be pushed to all users, but 'power users' could just zypper dup at any time as if they were using a rolling distribution (I'll coin 'Sailfish Wave' for that one).
 

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