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Re: On updates to stable releases



On Wed, 2009-10-21 at 16:30 -0400, Seth Vidal wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Oct 2009, Adam Jackson wrote:
> > I don't really want to revive the thread about automake 1.11, but I do
> > want to point out that it did break actual buildability:
> >
> > http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/getfile?taskID=1761549&name=build.log
> >
> > Please, people.  Don't update things in stable releases just for fun.
> > Particularly if your package is part of the build environment for
> > something else.  I don't care if it bills itself as "just a bugfix
> > release"; that's how you know it's lying.
> 
> Except when it is just a bugfix release and it maintains api compat.
> 
> Yum has been, on the whole, pretty good about maintaining compatibility 
> while fixing bugs.

I was being hyperbolic, yes.

- ajax

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