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Re: alpha/beta software in Fedora 8?



On Wed, Nov 28, 2007 at 10:27:52AM -0500, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Martin Stransky (stransky redhat com) said: 
> > Adam Tkac wrote:
> >> As I wrote above I disagree with you that put alpha (which will come
> >> to beta really soon) to F8 is bad decision "because it is alpha". I
> >> tested it and I didn't find any issues. That's why I decided put 9.5
> >> to F8.
> >> Adam
> >
> > Is a former bind maintainer I have to support Adam here. In my opinion it 
> > depends what package is taken and it's really a big difference between a 
> > huge project (like gnome/gcc) and relative small one like bind.
> >
> > Bind alpha/beta versions are periodically more stable than other **stable** 
> > projects.
> 
> It's not about comparing to other projects. Different kernel releases are
> all stable, and have wildly divergent bug sets.
> 
> The issue is providing a reasonably stable usable platform - realistically,
> if ISC wanted people running a version of bind in production, wouldn't they
> *tag it as stable and release it*?  By shipping it in a release, we're
> essentially saying we know better than upstream what's appropriate for users.
> Do we?
> 
> Bill

Stable release means stability is guaranted by ISC. And if stability
isn't guaranted it doesn't mean unstability. It means that you could
have problems. And I don't have problems for five months so this is
good reason that F8 bind is relative stable.

Adam

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