Fedora 12 re-spins Released

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Thu Feb 11 00:49:04 UTC 2010

Mat Booth wrote:
> To be fair, it seems like you are updating KDE constantly. If the spin
> contains the packages available at the time it was spun, I'm not sure
> what more you can ask for.

The packages available at the time it was released. ;-) I.e. not preparing 
the spin 3 days before a KDE update goes out, considering that testing the 
spin apparently takes 9 days. But nobody at Fedora Unity ever talks to us 
about KDE update schedules. Having to download another 100 MB worth of 
updates even when installing the day of the respin's release kinda defeats 
the point of the respin. Yet this is happening at every single respin, they 
somehow always magically manage to hit the window where a KDE update will go 
out during their testing week.

(My recommendation: just install from the F12 GA KDE Live CD and get the 
updates, you'll have to update all of KDE anyway, even if you use those 
installer-DVD-only respins, and installing from the KDE Live CD is 

        Kevin Kofler

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