When will we stop shipping WLAN improvements ahead of upstream in released Fedora version?
drago01 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 5 15:22:18 UTC 2008
On Sat, Jul 5, 2008 at 5:14 PM, Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora at leemhuis.info> wrote:
> On 05.07.2008 15:54, drago01 wrote:
>> On Sat, Jul 5, 2008 at 2:56 PM, Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora at leemhuis.info>
>>> - a karama of "+3" in bodhi seems not enough for a auto-move from testing
>>> stable (or even worse: straight to stable if enough people tested the
>>> and gave their +1 after the update got filed in bodhi but *before* it
>>> actually hit fedora-testing) if there are no other pressing issues (like
>>> security fixes). The kernel is a to complex beast; more then 3 people
>>> be needed to give a +1. And a bit of time needs to pass to give enough
>>> people the opportunity to install, test and report problems with new
>> Well the problem is not the patches that are being shipped but bodhi.
> Yes and no. The patches are quite big and carry a additional risk. We don't
> take such risk in other areas (Sound, LAN, Storage -- there for similar
> reasons it might make sense) -- so why should we take that risk for WLAN
> drivers in stable releases (might be something else for rawhide now and
> There was a reasons until now (upstream sucked until a few months ago), but
> we IMHO have to stop that sooner or later (otherwise Alsa maintainers, Jeff
> G./Alan Cox might want to do the same and then it really becomes
> problematic). As the most important WLAN bits are in the kernel now with
> 2.6.26 it's IMHO a good time to think about slowing down a bit. Of cause we
> can still cherry picking some improvements if we want.
Well if the upstream maintainer sees a need for this why not? (given
the changes go to testing first)
>> Auto pushing for something like the kernel should be disabled, to
>> prevent such stuff from happening.
>> The bug you are referring to, has been resolved quickly, if the kernel
>> stayed in testing (ie no autopush) it would not have hit stable with
>> this bug.(same for other, non wireless related issues).
> Well, that is round about what I said in my discussion point just in
> slightly different words ;-)
Well this is because we agree here ;)
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