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Re: 'policy' for multiple versions of same software in EPEL

On Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 12:03 PM, Michael Stahnke
<stahnma puppetlabs com> wrote:
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: Matthew Miller <mattdm fedoraproject org>
>>> On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 01:08:01PM -0600, Ken Dreyer wrote:
>>> Red Hat itself sometimes rebases software between minor point releases
>>> (eg 6.0 to 6.1). Could we allow EPEL maintainers to push
>>> "non-backwards-compatible updates" at specific dates that match RHEL's
>>> minor point release schedule?
>> +1 in theory, modulo the realities of getting it working.
> This becomes difficult in reality. Or at least was when RHEL would
> bump, but other EL variants hadn't updated yet.  I specifically
> remember this being a problem with libevent in the past.  Would EPEL
> allow breaking changes when RHEL moves or when other EL variants move?
>  Is there an open-window timeframe etc?

And it also just occurred to me that the RHEL stops doing this kind of
update mid lifecycle.  And its later in the lifecycle that the
maintainers are going to want to upgade, so that throws another wrench
in the works.

> In general, I'm in favor of being able to update, as a volunteer
> maintaining anything for 10 years is pretty unreasonable, but
> expectations for the users need to be set accordingly.



(message indenting updated to reflect matt miller's e-mail ;)

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