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5<guide link="/doc/en/gentoo-upgrading.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/gentoo-upgrading.xml">
6<title>Gentoo Upgrading Guide</title> 6<title>Gentoo Upgrading Guide</title>
7 7
8<author title="Author"> 8<author title="Author">
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16<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 16<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
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18<license/> 18<license/>
19 19
20<version>2.11</version> 20<version>2.12</version>
21<date>2005-03-29</date> 21<date>2005-06-27</date>
22 22
23<chapter> 23<chapter>
24<title>Gentoo and Upgrades</title> 24<title>Gentoo and Upgrades</title>
25<section> 25<section>
26<title>Philosophy</title> 26<title>Philosophy</title>
37<p> 37<p>
38You know (being a Gentoo user after all) that this process is extremely 38You know (being a Gentoo user after all) that this process is extremely
39frustrating for power users that want to live on the bleeding edge. Even power 39frustrating for power users that want to live on the bleeding edge. Even power
40users from other distributions probably share the same feelings, given the 40users from other distributions probably share the same feelings, given the
41popularity and spread of tools like apt or apt-rpm which make it 41popularity and spread of tools like apt or apt-rpm which make it
42possible to have quick and frequent updates. However, no distibution is more 42possible to have quick and frequent updates. However, no distribution is more
43suited than Gentoo to satisfy these kind of demanding users. From the 43suited than Gentoo to satisfy these kind of demanding users. From the
44beginning, Gentoo was designed around the concept of fast, incremental 44beginning, Gentoo was designed around the concept of fast, incremental
45updates. 45updates.
46</p> 46</p>
47 47
67There are various reasons: 67There are various reasons:
68</p> 68</p>
69 69
70<ul> 70<ul>
71 <li> 71 <li>
72 A new release means new LiveCDs with bugfixes and more features. 72 A new release means new Installation CDs with bugfixes and more features.
73 </li> 73 </li>
74 <li> 74 <li>
75 A new release provides an updated set of GRP packages, so that users that 75 A new release provides an updated set of GRP packages, so that users that
76 choose "the fast way" to install (stage3 + precompiled packages) end up 76 choose "the fast way" to install (stage3 + precompiled packages) end up
77 with a system that is not outdated. 77 with a system that is not outdated.

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