* Daniel P. Berrangé:
What's notable to me is that, generally speaking, maintainers
their own discretion as to which optional features they enable
or disable with a package built in Fedora. I'd expect that in most
cases similar to this a maintainer will just disable the feature,
do a koji build, and never tell anyone, nor ask for permission.
Package maintainers do this all the time, even dropping builds
for entire architectures without telling anyone beforehand even
though there are users / dependant packages.
In this case the maintainers are effectively being penalized for
trying to proactively alert users to a change, that probably
doesn't impact many/any users in the first place.
This serves to discourage other maintainers from even making a
feature change page in future, lest they be rejected. The safer
course of action is to just silently disable the feature, and
then ask for forgiveness later in the unlikely event anyone
Yes, this thought has crossed my mind as well.
There are definitely much more impactful changes we make upstream, and
at most, Fesco gets to rubber-stamp them. So the balance seems rather