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Re: Lack of update information



2009/1/26 Jesse Keating <jkeating redhat com>:
> On Mon, 2009-01-26 at 14:07 -0800, Chris Weyl wrote:
>>
>> And that's exactly what we are (or should be) doing; we just don't
>> write an essay about it afterwards :-)
>
> Did you actually read the link?
>
> * Package Maintainers should not push every single upstream update to
> all branches. Examine the changes in each upstream release and ask if
> the update is worth download and update time for many users. For
> upstreams that update very often with many small updates, consider
> waiting and updated only when the amount of changes is worth updating.

Yes, actually I did.  Perhaps I misunderstood your meaning here: are
you saying that it's policy in Fedora that a maintainer should not
keep their packages up to date in the best fashion that their
judgement suggests, in line with the above?

In any case, this is off-topic to the discussion; the question is
about imposing another manual task on a maintainer, rather than how
maintainers should exercise their judgement as to pushing updates
(which the above quote appears to address quite nicely).

                                      -Chris
-- 
Chris Weyl
Ex astris, scientia


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