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Re: The updates firehose

Jesse Keating wrote:
On Saturday 09 June 2007 16:15:15 Bruno Wolff III wrote:
Is it possible to provide meta data to yum with some sort of indication
of what the update does. Maybe a choice from Security, Critical (e.g.
data loss) bug, Bug fix, New features. Then you could tell yum to only grab
security and critical bug fixes if you didn't want to download lots of

Actually we're going to re-implement that. We had it for the Core updater tool, Luke will hook us up with it for bodhi soon. It'll contain the contents of the "notes" you put into bodhi so that when you look at a list of updates in pup you can see what the update is for. However when you're staring down 60+ updates (or 90 or 120 depending on when you look) how many people are actually going to look through or are they going to just apply and hope for the best?

I don't know if this is a real problem or not, just an observation on the weekend (:

If the classification of updates get exposed through Pup with a easy way to set preferences then it will get used much more.


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