On Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 10:22:41AM -0800, Gerald B. Cox wrote:
Well, it isn't some theoretical construct... it's being done
KDE and has been working just fine. It stays in updates-testing until
you decide to push it to stable. KDE folks by and large want the
updates as fast as possible. If the GNOME folks would like their
updates to age for six months, they can just keep them in
updates-testing. Seems like we're just making this more complicated
than it is.
Right, KDE on Fedora is more like a rolling release. TBH, this is
something of a luxury because none of the Editions are dependent on
KDE. If Workstation were KDE-based, I'd be inclined to push back
against the practice.
I don't think anyone said we want the GNOME updates to "age" for six
months. What I'm saying is that the release model allows us to provide
a new shiny version quickly after the upstream release, but users get
to choose if they want it right now. If we did this by putting a big GNOME
update into updates-testing, a) people would have to opt into getting
testing updates to get it, or do the even more advanced thing of
cherry-picking from the updates repo, and b) once having done that,
would presumably get all future updates to that stack through
updates-testing, and c) if there's a fix to the older GNOME, we
wouldn't have a way to provide it.
Fedora Project Leader