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Re: Pulse Audio 0.9.8 - upgrade?



On Thu, 2008-01-10 at 12:37 +0000, Christopher Brown wrote:
> On 10/01/2008, Lubomir Kundrak <lkundrak redhat com> wrote:
> >
> > On Thu, 2008-01-10 at 00:44 +0000, Christopher Brown wrote:
> > > On 09/01/2008, Lubomir Kundrak <lkundrak redhat com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > On Wed, 2008-01-09 at 13:46 +0100, Valent Turkovic wrote:
> > > > > On 1/9/08, Michael Schwendt <mschwendt tmp0701 nospam arcor de> wrote:
> > > > > > On Wed, 9 Jan 2008 09:20:46 +0100, Valent Turkovic wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > Hi,
> > > > > > > I saw that Pulse Audio 0.9.8 got released two months ago:
> > > > > > > http://pulseaudio.org/milestone/0.9.8
> > > > > > > and I see on my Fedora 8 that we still have 0.9.7
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > $ pulseaudio --version
> > > > > > > pulseaudio 0.9.7
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Will there be an upgrade soon on Fedora 8 to Pulse Audio 0.9.8?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Lost of issues have been fixed in new Pulse Audio so users like me who
> > > > > > > have issues with Pulse Audio would appreciate the much needed upgrade.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I'm sure the person who maintains the Fedora packages is aware of that. :)
> > > > > > Just notice the connection between Pulse Audio and Red Hat.
> > > > >
> > > > > I'm sure he is aware of that but I am not - that is why I wrote this email.
> > > >
> > > > I know the answer -- He decided to save us from an useless upgrade that
> > > > would solve none of our problems. This applies for all package
> > > > maintainers who value bandwidth and time of the users more than a change
> > > > of one digit in a version number -- my thanks to them.
> > >
> > > That is perhaps one view. Then there will be the people who are
> > > running pulseaudio for the first time because it is in Fedora for the
> > > first time, reporting bugs, these get resolved and then pushed out to
> > > those users who have their bugs fixed and don't give up on Fedora.
> >
> > (off-list)
> > Which of the bugs you reported against pulseaudio in bugzilla are fixed
> > by the new release?
> 
> (on-list)
> I have not reported any bugs against pulseaudio so I have none which
> the new release fixes. However:
> 
> http://pulseaudio.org/milestone/0.9.8
> 
> gives some good reasons to upgrade. This is more than just "a change
> of one digit in a version number". In any event my comment related not
> just to pulseaudio but to Fedora as a whole. Point releases reflect
> bug fixes - usually - and so upgrading to resolve outstanding bugs is
> something that I and many users no doubt will applaud. You are not
> forced to accept these upgrades.

Pardon me, but I only see mostly reasons not to upgrade a stable
release, such as "Rework ALSA surround sound configuration completely",
etc.

-- 
Lubomir Kundrak (Red Hat Security Response Team)


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