On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 6:34 AM, Kevin Fenzi <kevin@scrye.com> wrote:
On Tue, 17 Mar 2015 21:36:41 -0700
Dave Johansen <davejohansen@gmail.com> wrote:

> What is the current update policy for EPEL? The stated one seems to be
> along the lines of "no major changes" (
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Updates_Policy ) but it seems more like
> "whatever the packager is willing to maintain" is the actual policy.
> I ask because a bugzilla was just opened against a package I maintain
> ( https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1201808 ) and I wanted
> to know how I should handle it.
> Does it need to be closed as wontfix? Or should a "notice of upcoming
> major update" policy be put in place to handle things like this?

Rex already closed it as WONTFIX, however to expand on that:

The current policy is to not change the user experence or require
manual intervention on updates if at all possible. There are some cases
where there's not much choice (like when the version shipped has
serious security or data loss bugs and a upgrade to a new version is
the only answer), but in those cases theres announcements to the
epel-announce list and lots of time in testing.

Is that really true? The Qt 5 package in EPEL 6 has been updated several times and I don't recall ever seeing an email/announcement/etc.