FESCo wants to ban direct stable pushes in Bodhi (urgent call for feedback)

Bill Nottingham notting at redhat.com
Fri Feb 26 20:58:29 UTC 2010

Mike McGrath (mmcgrath at redhat.com) said: 
> > > I just have another idea: Add the karma value to the repository
> > > metadata and write a yum plugin to only install packages with a certain
> > > amount of karma. I just checked that stable packages may still receive
> > > karma, so then everyone can pre-select packages based on the karma. And
> > > people for whom the current system works good enough, can disable it.
> > > And security updates could still be installed using the yum-security
> > > plugin.
> >
> > Given the interdependencies between updates, I'm not sure that's really
> > practical. What happens when (theoretically) new thunderbird is +3
> > but the new xulrunner it depends on is -3?
> Do we know how other distros deal with this?

As far as I know, they all have single update streams like we do, unless
you go off into the PPA weeds.

If you mean the testing and processes around their updates, I'm not sure.


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