Stable Release Updates types proposal (was Re: Fedora Board Meeting Recap 2010-03-11)
kevin.kofler at chello.at
Fri Mar 12 03:42:09 UTC 2010
Chris Adams wrote:
> There's a difference between not supporting third-party software (is
> that actually documented somewhere or another Kevin Kofler rule?) and
> intentionally breaking it.
There's no policy saying we support it, ergo by default, we don't.
And we don't intentionally break it, we upgrade a library for some good
reason (there's always a good reason why a soname bump gets pushed) and that
happens to break some third-party software we don't and can't know about.
(When we do, e.g. for software in RPM Fusion, we alert the affected
maintainers so they can rebuild their packages.)
For example, Firefox security updates are impossible to do without ABI
breaks in xulrunner.
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