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Re: Xorg 1.5 missed the train?



Once upon a time, Christopher Stone <chris stone gmail com> said:
> Pfft, you dont have to put these through review, you dont have to do a
> QA on them, you just have to take the f8 rpms and rebuild them on f9,
> stick them in updates-testing and be done with it.  One or two days
> tops, nothing more.  Sheesh....

Fedora has a well-defined process for delivering packages for a good
reason, and you want that policy ignored for the benefit of closed
source software (that is quite possibly violating the GPL on the kernel
side).

The updates-testing repo is for, well, testing of updates, not
distribution of random bits of unreviewed software.  How exactly would
users install these packages anyway?  If they have installed F9, they
can't use any of the regular tools to install older versions of X.  They
also can't use any regular update tools or they'll break X (by
re-upgrading to the current packages).

If it is so easy, why don't you do it in your own repo?  Fedora is a
fully open distribution; all the necessary tools are there.

-- 
Chris Adams <cmadams hiwaay net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.


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