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Re: Desktop Proposal



On Mon, 12 Oct 2009, Jesse Keating wrote:

> On Mon, 2009-10-12 at 09:06 -0500, Mike McGrath wrote:
> >
> > Have FESCo look at requiring approval for major version updates in the
> > middle of a release or possibly banning them outright.  This also has a
> > side effect of fewer updates which many find desirable.  This may end up
> > working on the honor system but should be possible while not compromising
> > our first mission objective.
> >
> > This could also be coupled with the experimental repo mentioned above to
> > bring new packages to stable releases but only to those who accept the
> > potential consequences and have enabled such a repo.
>
> This is what updates-testing is for.  If it doesn't work in
> updates-testing, you can just drop it on the floor.  The problem is when
> it gets promoted from -testing to updates.  We do /not/ want a third
> repo here, that makes the logistics balloon out of control.
>

This is not what updates testing is for.  Stuff in updates testing for F11
is for packages that are, ultimately, destined for F-11.  The experimental
repo for F-11 would be for packages that are destined for F-12 if at all.

Additionally stuff "working" in testing and being pushed to stable is the
problem.  The firefox example is a good example of this as is the
thunderbird update mentioned on fedora-devel.  Thunderbird should never
have been pushed to F-11 under this proposal.  The new thunderbird would
be released and updated in the experimental repo.  The old thunderbird
would continue to get updates in F-11 proper.

	-Mike


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