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Re: Plan for tomorrows EPEL meeting - 2009-12-11





On Dec 10, 2009, at 11:14 PM, Kevin Fenzi wrote:

> On Thu, 10 Dec 2009 21:37:34 -0600
> Michael Stahnke <mastahnke gmail com> wrote:
> 
>> Probably not the best topic as it's been beaten a bit, but can we
>> update some stuff?  If it's a non ABI/API breakage, can I update a
>> package to add new features/fix bugs (not security related)?
> 
> Yes, I think this is quite allowed. 
> 
> We want to avoid: 
> 
> - abi/api breakage. 
> - config file changes that can't be fixed up in the package. 
> - large behavior changes 
> 
> So, just bugfixes and new features are fine, IMHO as long as they don't
> change things enough to cause problems with existing users. 
> 

Agreed, the discussion previously was about incompatible source version upgrades...  and the overall decision was that it would only ever be allowed if it was the only sane way to resolve a security issue (i.e. the branch is dead upstream, and trying to backport/patch would do more harm than good.).  If there is no known compatibility issues with upping the source there shouldn't be a problem.


> (all of this is of course, IMHO). 

Same here.

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derks


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