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Re: Maintainer Responsibilities



On Thu, 2009-06-04 at 22:53 +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Adam Williamson wrote:
> > If, say, the bug is in a package that gets frequent releases, and was
> > filed on the development release, you can just use CLOSED UPSTREAM,
> > because you can rely on the fact that there'll be a new upstream release
> > of the package soon after the upstream report is fixed, you (the
> > maintainer) will then naturally package the new release, and the fix for
> > the bug will have been rolled into the distribution package without you
> > having to do anything besides your normal packaging work.
> 
> In fact that's what happens with KDE, bugfix releases come out once a month
> in most cases (the time from the last bugfix point release to the next
> feature release is a bit longer though, about 2 months upstream (blame the
> folks who decided *.5 releases are not needed), plus about 2 weeks of
> testing in updates-testing to prevent regressions).

Indeed, KDE would be exactly the kind of project I had in mind for that
scenario: it's very actively maintained and bugfix releases show up and
are packaged into Fedora frequently.
-- 
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Fedora Talk: adamwill AT fedoraproject DOT org
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