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Re: best practices for updates in stable releases (was: Re: OpenOffice 3.1)

On Sat, 2009-05-09 at 18:41 +0200, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> What Fedora IMHO needs way more is a written document "best practices
> for updates in stable releases" that people actually follow.
> Right now some packages in Fedora get often updated while others don't.
> That makes no side happy, as those that prefer to get updates to the
> latest version will sometimes miss them (e.g. the OpenOffice case
> discussed here might be such a case) while those that don't want them
> sometimes can't avoid them (e.g. major kernel updates from 2.6.27 to
> 2.6.29 that fix security bugs). That sucks. Chose a side and then try to
> stick to it.
> And sure, the decision when to update or not in the end needs to be done
> by the package maintainers. There always will be special cases where
> updates/not to update is the better decision even if the guidelines say
> something else.

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageMaintainers/Package_update_guidelines  we have this.  What we don't seem to have is everybody following it.

Jesse Keating
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