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Re: What Fedora makes sucking for me - or why I am NOT Fedora



Joe Nall wrote:

The DBus update broke applications not conforming 100% to the spec.
Unfortunately this update was pushed directly into stable (not
updates-testing) and so nobody got a chance to test it.
Just to be clear, the direct push into stable is my fault; not Red
Hat's or other DBus developers or anyone else's.  I had originally
listed it for updates-testing, but then changed the update to security
and in a moment of total stupidity also changed the listing for
stable.

People make mistakes - which is the point of having procedures in place to catch them. Is there any way some additional checks can be imposed before things hit the public repos?

Just remember that policies and procedures have a cost. That cost can be deployment latency (whined about frequently), effort to update (how many packages are way behind upstream) or test burden on an understaffed QA/test team. TANSTAFL.

You'd think that the leading edge software developers building things that are so important to push out to the public might be able to come up with some automated tests that would not impose more human time but would at least catch system-killing changes.

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  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell gmail com


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