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Re: alpha/beta software in Fedora 8?



On Wed, 2007-11-28 at 07:33 +0100, Christopher Aillon wrote:
> On 11/28/2007 06:56 AM, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
> >>>>>> "TC" == Tom \"spot\" Callaway <Tom> writes:
> > 
> > TC> Such as? Open to suggestions here.
> > 
> > We had
> > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Extras/Schedule/MaintainerResponsibilityPolicy
> > which was never finished; the only thing in there is "Maintain
> > stability for users".  I honestly don't see how you can be much more
> > specific without introducing needless bureaucracy.  After all, the
> > alpha releases of some projects are more stable then the full releases
> > of others.
> 
> This seems pretty much perfect, actually.  What does it need in order to 
> be "finished"?

Well, I'm not sure how it can be considered perfect when it does not
begin to address the "alpha/beta" issue that you think is resolvable
with packaging policy.

FWIW, I agree with Tibbs, since we have no way of determining how stable
package releases are without trusting the maintainer.

~spot


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