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Re: Release and update procedure for EPEL

"MS" == Matthias Saou <thias spam spam spam spam spam spam spam egg and spam freshrpms net>
"TC" == Tom 'spot' Callaway

    TC> FWIW, the CentOS people I spoke to at FOSDEM were very
    TC> much interested in the "fixed set, with bugfixes and
    TC> security updates only" model.

    MS> ...but also in providing a lot of recent stuff. They
    MS> already have php 5 and mysql 5 in a separate location for
    MS> people to use on CentOS 4.

I'd say there's a case to be made for different sorts of packages
getting updated at different rates.  I suspect that where you
stand on the issue has a lot to do with the sort of environment
that you're in and what set of ``extra'' packages you want to use.

We run CentOS on servers and workstations (used for teaching and
doing research).  So there are a bunch of things that I package
(or grab from RPMForge) that I would like to see up to date for
use on the workstations.  Most of the stuff on the servers can
stay stable (and older), but, on the other hand, there are things
that would be nice to keep up to date on servers and workstations
(e.g., Subversion).

Where that all gets dicey is when you need to have newer versions
of various packages that are part of the base distribution (as
with, for example, Subversion).


  Claire Connelly                              cmc math hmc edu 
  Systems Administrator                          (909) 621-8754   
  Department of Mathematics                 Harvey Mudd College

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