On Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:07:02 +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
However, I also do not see why we cannot just do such big updates
the regular update process rather than in a big .1 drop. The KDE SIG has
experience with pushing big grouped updates that look a lot like a .1
release for Plasma users. They go through the regular update process just
fine. Grouping them together with updates to GNOME, LibreOffice etc. in one
batch is not necessary and would only add unnecessary delays.
And there it is again, the rush to get out updates. Quickly! Quickly!
What has been released before is not bug-free, and the update are not
bug-free either, and even if no user has reported a bug, the flow of
updates will ensure that the user will be affected by a new bug
If as a maintainer you don't release version upgrades quickly, some users
complain everywhere they are permitted to post. Except for bugzilla. And
if you make available upgrades quickly, the users will complain if they
think they are affected by bugs.
Upstream release cycles are not aligned with Fedora's dist release schedule
I think pushing all updates in a big drop will actually make them
tested than if they just trickle through one at a time.
The latter is turning all users of the stable "updates" repo into
testers once those updates are unleashed so quickly. And those brave ones,
albeit only few, who would be willing to evaluate "Test Updates" for some
time, don't get any real chance to do so, because updates are rushed out.