On Friday 28 July 2006 08:12, Hans de Goede wrote:
This is not meant as some kinda blackmail to stop the Xorg 7.1
to be honest at this point I don't care about the 7.1 update anymore.
And as I said when I started the target audience discussion this was
never about the 7.1 update. Its about the principle of not knowingly
having a yum update during a stable release breaks peoples systems,
especially not with a smile on your face and saying behind those end
users backs that will teach them not to use binary crap. Because that
_IS_ what is happening here. Sure there are many advancements in xorg
7.1 and I'm not suggesting to leave it out FC-6 even if the binary
drivers aren't available at FC-6 launch time, but breaking stuff with
TOTAL disregard to a large group of end users, during a stable's release
lifetime is IMHO unacceptable. And what worries me is not this single
instance of breaking, its the attitude behind it and the ease with which
we (you?) step over the all of a sudden minor problem of seriously
hurting a significant group of end users.
Hans note that what you say about a group of users can be said the same way
about the complementary set.
In technical terms, people who install third party modules (should) know
what they are doing. Either they install them directly, and in this case know
how to avoid the updates, or they use a repository who provides these
packages and it can be worked to solve the problem as well.
In philosophical terms to whitheld the release of any package because of the
(in)actions of a third party seems to me a bad precedent.