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Re: 2. Questions??



Rahul Sundaram wrote:

"We have limited resources. A respin requires not only the ability to merge back updates easily but also the ability to do the full QA that we do before the general releases. Doing it on a regular interval of say every month (otherwise the updates would be very large) is lot of work. There is work being done to solve these.
Distribution spin tool - https://hosted.fedoraproject.org/projects/pungi
Automated test suite - http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA/Beaker "

It's good that work is being done to easy/automate creation of spin.
Yet doesn't justify releasing an ISO that build against wrong kernel-arch ( I586 )
and not fixing it. QA?

Correct me if I'm wrong but would it be enought to simple change the "default" kernel architecture line
in the installation process to I686 and rebuild the image...

"The problem that respins resolve ( large number of updates for users on low bandwidth networks) can potentially be solved usually other methods
Delta RPMS - https://hosted.fedoraproject.org/projects/presto";

Be it as it may you still have to download the ISO in the first place so it doesnt matter if you download a re-spin or not
which *smashed* the bugs that "slipped through" in the initial release....

Adding more metadata and providing the ability for users to pick only security updates for example.
More options means more complication which means more things can go wrong.

ALWAYS expect the user who is setting up the system to be a complete novice.

Best Regards
                  Jóhann B.


Rahul Sundaram wrote:
Jóhann B. Guðmundsson wrote:
Why not?

Is it not better for the end user to always have the latest copy?
( Less to update, Bugs fixed that were in the first release etc etc )

What logical reason does the publishing team at the Fedora-Project provide for not providing the latest respins? ( given that respins are made every 30 days or so )

Interested in what the man/team who's in charge has to say about this.


The problem that respins resolve ( large number of updates for users on low bandwidth networks) can potentially be solved usually other methods

Delta RPMS - https://hosted.fedoraproject.org/projects/presto

Adding more metadata and providing the ability for users to pick only security updates for example.

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Infrastructure/UpdatesSystem

Rahul



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