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Re: Incompatible Unison update



On Thu, 2008-02-21 at 09:14 -0700, Stephen Warren wrote:
> The unison package in Fedora 8 was recently updated to an incompatible
> version, which breaks (previously working) interoperability of F8 with
> other systems that have the older Unison version.
> 
> See the details at:
> 
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=433742
> 
> I assume I'm correct in saying this was the wrong thing to do. 

Absolutely.

> What is other people's take on this?

If anyone should go through hoops with incompatible upstream changes
like that it should be the people who wish to use the newer upstream on
older releases, not the people depending on those releases to be
relatively _stable_.



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