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Re: best practices for updates in stable releases



On 09.05.2009 20:11, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-05-09 at 20:05 +0200, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
>> Maybe that is
>>
>> - because the text is to vague
>>
>> - because lot of packagers don't agree with it and don't care much what
>> some commitee decided
>>
>> - because updates of popular packages (like kernel or KDE) give users
>> and packagers the impression that updating to the latest and greatest is
>> normal
>>
>> - because there is no coordination/benevolent Dictator or packager
>> education to bring people in line
>>
>> IMHO it's all of the above.
> 
> That may be true.  However we've long maintained that maintainers should
> be the ones to make the decision, and we've tried to avoid such things
> as benevolent dictators.  I think it would cause more harm than good.
> 
> Perhaps a better strategy is more general education and gentle guiding,
> and redirecting of people that disagree with the Fedora policies.

That basically what I meant and IMHO even what I said -- I didn't say it
has to be a benevolent dictator. Or, IOW: There is a reason why there is
a "/" between coordination and benevolent Dictator; maybe I should have
made it a "|" to be more clear ;-)

CU
knurd


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