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Re: Ready for new RPM version?



On Fri, 2009-02-27 at 13:18 -0800, Adam Williamson wrote:
> It's not, really. Fedora's is the only development branch which is so
> neglected, no other distro's is. To give the example I'm most familiar
> with, Mandriva's development branch has, this cycle, gone through a
> complete rebuild, Python 2.5 -> 2.6 migration, Tcl 8.5 -> 8.6 migration,
> X server 1.4 -> 1.6 (git snapshot then final release) migration, and a
> few other major changes. Most developers run it, as do quite a lot of
> testers, and it generally works. (While the Python 2.6 rebuild was going
> on, if you tried to upgrade, you'd see about four hundred errors. This
> was a fairly good clue that you should wait until the rebuild was
> complete before updating. Most people are able to handle this level of
> cogitation.)
> 


To be fair - no other distro revs as quickly or as much as fedora does,
either. We tend to get new things first. That's one of Fedora's goals.

So, saying that other distros have an easier development branch is
really just evidence that fedora is doing what fedora does, move
quickly.

-sv



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