ROSA Desktop team follows a less conservative policy in software updates after a distribution is released. The update strategy, in particular, in ROSA Marathon 2012 repositories supported by ROSA, will be like this:

  1. Base system software will only get bug- and security fixes;
  2. Applications will be updated to those new versions that are recognized as stable.

This strategy applies to the packages officially supported by ROSA, i.e. those in main, non-free, and restricted repositories. Contributed packages as well as packages in users' private repositories may have different update strategies.

Detailed update policy is pending. Your updates will currently be checked by Release Team members anyway as one of the steps in Update Request process.