Stable update procedures
vuntz at gnome.org
Thu Feb 12 05:59:18 PST 2009
Le jeudi 12 février 2009, à 18:55 +0530, Rahul Sundaram a écrit :
> Vincent Untz wrote:
> > I find it interesting that in Fedora, you have something like "New
> > upstream releases should not necessarily be pushed to release branches."
> > I expect most other distros to have "New upstream releases are strongly
> > discouraged in release branches, unless you have a really really good
> > reason."
> The sentences right after are:
> "The benefit of the bugfixes and new features should be weighed up
> against the risk of regressions. A simple rule of thumb might be to not
> push the new release unless it fixes a problem that a user has reported
> or introduces a new feature that Fedora users have previously requested."
Sorry that I cut this -- it seemed obvious to me ;-) I was interested in
the rationale that you explained below.
> > Is there any reason for this approach?
> [I proposed the original update guidelines which were substantially
> revised to what you see now. Following is my take on why I considered
> this a good approach. Some of the Fedora contributors opposed the move
> heavily so I am sure others have a different take on it.]
> I think it would vary depending on the goals of the distribution.
> Fundamentally, one of the primary goals of Fedora it to push Free and
> open source software forward
Nod. Thanks for the detailed reply -- useful stuff to know!
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