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Re: KDE vs. GNOME on F10

On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 1:47 PM, Adam Williamson<awilliam redhat com> wrote:
> We've had this discussion before, but to re-state my opinion: the only
> sane way to handle this is multiple, discretionary update repositories.
> A repository for security and stable bugfix updates, and a repository
> for other updates - major version bumps whose purpose isn't solely to
> fix a security issue or, with minimal changes, a clearly identified bug.
> It's more work, but it's the only workable consistent system that
> doesn't restrict some maintainer from being able to do what they want to
> do. A distribution with much fewer resources than Fedora (Mandriva) has
> been using this system successfully, to the satisfaction of developers
> and users, for several releases now.
> The system gives users the flexibility to choose whether they want a
> 'traditional' stable update system, or a more adventurous,
> version-upgrading system. And maintainers can choose whether or not they
> want to take on the work of shipping updates in the adventurous
> repository. In all cases, users and maintainers both know what each
> repository is for, and what they'll be getting depending on which they
> choose to use.


Would definitely be one way to solve this sort of problem.


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