On Mon, 2015-11-23 at 13:26 -0500, Kamil Paral wrote:
> I feel that for something as important as system upgrade, we
should provide a
> better level of quality and assurance for upgrading across 2 releases.
> Currently we have no criterion and testing it is just an afterthought, not
> even tracked anywhere. I'd like to amend the existing criterion to include
> N-2 release as well, i.e.:
> "For each one of the release-blocking package sets, it must be possible to
> successfully complete an upgrade from a fully updated installation of any of
> the two previous stable Fedora releases with that package set installed."
> (language corrections very welcome)
During QA meeting, people were generally in favor of this idea. I was
asked to check with Will Woods, system-upgrade maintainer. I did
that, and he has no objections. He says it's no extra work for him
and that the most work is needed from package maintainers when
designing dependencies, scriptlets, etc. This is something to
consider as well, but I think we implicitly want all packages to be
upgradable forward (even when skipping a release). And I don't
remember any issues with this lately.
Does someone have some additional concerns about this?
Nope - as I said in the meeting, if tools folks are OK, so am I. It may
be worth floating on devel@, though, to see if any packagers are
concerned about maintaining upgradability on that level.
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