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Re: Why does it take so long for new (gimp, kernels, openoffice) packages to reach the stable repo ?

Kevin Kofler wrote:
Andras Simon <szajmi <at> gmail.com> writes:

That's the process for new packages, not for updates to existing ones. Updates don't have to get reviewed, but they have to be careful about not breaking things, so pushing something as major as OO.o 3 as an update to a stable distribution does not sound like a good idea to me.

I think calling Fedora a "stable distribution" is stretching things. Fedora is pretty close to the edge, so you generally don't wait for those updates.

I can see why OO would be help off, the human interface changes, and probably gimp does too, somebody new seems to win the "how it should work" battle every release and things change. Usually for the better, but visibly.

2.6.27 is such a huge leap for many people that getting it out really should be treated as a bug fix, many missing or broken drivers added (some were retrofitted to 2.6.26 for Fedora users), and mtrr handling was vastly improved, giving many people a LOT more usable memory.

In general Fedora is pretty current, a pleasant change from some other distributions.

Bill Davidsen <davidsen tmr com>
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