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Re: KDE vs. GNOME on F10



Adam Williamson wrote:
> As I said, the particular code isn't the issue. We ship a kernel API. At
> present, we consider it fine to break that API in stable releases. This
> is not something that would be considered 'stable' in a traditional
> definition. The kernel's just an example, we do the same kind of
> non-stable updates all over the place. That's the issue I'm trying to
> talk about, not just the specific example I happened to mention. Please
> don't bog down in specifics.

Well, the specifics are that packages both within Fedora and in third-party 
repositories which depend on the bumped API usually get rebuilt (and patched 
if needed) fairly quickly, normally before the update even goes stable. Of 
course that's only possible for software which can be patched, which is just 
another example of how binary-only software is broken by design.

        Kevin Kofler



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