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Re: Updates and delays in signing packages



On 07/18/2009 06:30 AM, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 18, 2009 at 05:02:15AM +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> 
>> Yes, there has been critical bugs. Crashes within a number of releases
>> and atleast one potential data loss issue. I really do mean that I have
>> a need to update often.
> 
> If software is that unstable then I think it's reasonable to ask whether 
> it's ready to be shipped in a stable distribution release.

I think it is. It is not crashing and burning for all the users using it
including me all the time. Let's take the latest bug report I have received

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=511053

It requires you to access the help in a particular way to get it to
crash but I consider a crash a problem that needs to be fixed quickly.
This doesn't make it in unstable enough to be excluded compared to rest
of what we have been included by default in the past and Gnote is not
the default in any stable release. Anyway, you are sort of missing the
point by focusing on the example given without understanding that for a
certain class of software (new project where upstream is active, user
demand new features etc) with frequent updates, the current system isn't
working out well. I doubt I am the only maintainer with this problem. I

Rahul


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