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

Ralf Corsepius wrote:

> On Wed, 2008-12-10 at 11:48 -0800, Jesse Keating wrote:
>> On Wed, 2008-12-10 at 20:17 +0100, Iain Arnell wrote:
>> > 2008/12/10 Jesse Keating <jkeating redhat com>:
>> > Requests for new packages should only be permitted in rawhide by
>> > default (and consequently, EPEL+1 whenever and whatever that may be).
>> > Some form of additional review/sponsorship/bribery should be a
>> > prerequisite for branches in already-released version.
>> Interesting idea!
> IMO, a highly counterproductive idea:
> * Most new packages don't cause malfunctionals to existing packages.
> * Not letting new packages in released versions of Fedora
> - reduces a package's exposure to users and thereby reduces
>   possibilities to test a package and opportunities to find bugs.
> - Renders Fedora less interesting to prospective contributors.


The ability to get new packages as soon as they're introduced, on a released
Fedora version, was one of the great things about Extras which lead to its
popularity and thus the merge. If you kill it know, we will need a new
Extras! (And I don't think that makes any sense. The current system just
works.) And I really don't see what a new package which doesn't have any
Obsoletes for existing packages can break!

New packages should be allowed at any time. (OK, the ban during the last
month before EOL makes sense, but we shouldn't go any farther than that.)

        Kevin Kofler

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