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Re: The future of "rawhide" (was [Fwd: Re: "What is the Fedora Project?"])



On Thu, 22 Oct 2009 09:50:54 -0700, Jesse Keating <jkeating redhat com> wrote:

> Hi all.  It has been brought to my attention that my description of my
> future vision of rawhide as explained here is much clearer than previous
> attempts (including the current "no frozen rawhide" wiki page). []

Actually, the "no frozen rawhide" was very clear and this message
just boggles the mind.

> What does this accomplish?  It provides a very easy release valve.
> Instead of closing the valve and building up pressure while we freeze,
> and tempting people to push things into our pending release that really
> don't belong, we'll provide them a normal, never ending release of
> pressure, called rawhide. []

Great, you made life of lazy developers easy. What about users of
Rawhide? I had Rawide installed on my main desktop since RHL 6.
What am I supposed to do now? What tree to run? Your proposal
has no guidelines for me (unlike the proposal to stop freezing
Rawhide, which IMHO had a lot of merit).

Note, I'm not interested in testing things "sometimes". If I did,
I would've been using RHEL WS or something. I want an always-useable
development tip tree.

The problem here is that Rawhide was a useful distribution for years.
We were Gentoo before Gentoo, minus meaningless recompiles. And now?

-- Pete


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