Le lundi 05 mai 2008 à 22:22 -0400, Brian Pepple a écrit :
On Mon, 2008-05-05 at 20:10 -0600, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> On Mon, 05 May 2008 21:01:35 -0400
> bpepple(a)fedoraproject.org (Brian Pepple) wrote:
> > === Maintain stability for users ===
> > * Package maintainers should limit updates within a single
> > Fedora release to those which do not require special user action. Many
> > users update automatically, and if their applications stop
> > working from no action of their own then they will be upset.
> > This goes doubly for services which may break overnight.
> I would add additionally:
> "Maintainers should not push every single upstream update to all
> branches. Examine the changes in each upstream release and ask if the
> update is worth download and update time for many users. For upstreams
> that update very often with many small updates, consider waiting and
> updated only when the amount of changes is worth updating.
***Except for fedora devel***
Maintainers that only update devel a few days before the freeze and
ignore intermediary versions (where problems in the package or in its
interaction with others could be identified and reported upstream) are
as time-wasting as maintainers who push everything everywhere.
Fedora devel has a limited number of users (except just before a
release). That does not mean ignoring it is ok for a maintainer.