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Re: an update to automake-1.11?



On 6/30/09 2:05 PM, Owen Taylor wrote:
I was rather surprised to see:

  https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F9/FEDORA-2009-6661
  https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F10/FEDORA-2009-6076
  https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F11/FEDORA-2009-6370

Where the automake was upgraded to 1.11 for F9, F10, and F11.

Wow.  That *is* surprising.

But is this the type of upgrade that makes sense in general?

No.

Even if Automake had a better track record of compatibility, upgrading a build tool to something that isn't simply a bugfix release does not make sense *in general* for released versions of Fedora. Special circumstances that might prompt such a move can always be discussed, of course. But this sort of thing incurs way too much risk.

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