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



On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 11:42 AM, Josh Boyer <jwboyer gmail com> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 08:23:23AM -0900, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
>>On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 8:18 AM, Josh Boyer <jwboyer gmail com> wrote:
>>> I'm trying to figure out if we have a rampant "just shove the latest
>>> upstream into all branches" problem, or if we have a lack of information
>>> problem, or a bit of both.  I think trying to quantify the actual problem,
>>> if there is one, is the only way we're going to know how to address
>>> anything going forward.
>>
>>This will require some sort of systematic review of bugs filed about
>>updates during a release cycle or two.
>
> >From a quality standpoint, yes.
>
> >From a "oh my $deity, we are shoving more updates into stable branches
> than we are in rawhide!" (hyperbole, maybe) standpoint, well not so much.
> I was more looking at this angle.  If people are doing updates just
> because they are there and they don't really provide the end-users anything
> more than a shiny new package, then that would appear to be wasted
> resources.  The problem with catching those cases is that there may be
> no bugs filed at all because things are still working fine.  But they might
> have been working just fine before the update too.
>
> Tricky, methinks.

Me too.
What may appear to be superfluous update shiny-1.2.3 -> shiny-2.0.0,
might also be the only way to get to *security fix* shiny-2.0.1 later
on...

jerry

-- 
TBD.


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