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

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Sat Feb 27 12:10:16 UTC 2010

Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> Again, one key to providing good quality packages is "not let bugs hit
> your users".
> In many cases this means, "pushing upstream updates" because upstream
> has fixed some known bugs, Fedora users haven't reported yet.
> It would be utterly silly and grossly negligent to demand package
> maintainers to only provide updates on "bugs having hit Fedora users".

Right. It's not because a bug is not in our Bugzilla that it won't affect 
our users. If upstream fixes a bug, there must have been a bug in the first 
place, and only in rare occasions it doesn't affect Fedora, usually it does.

> Users typically are interested in seeing "their bugs" fixed and are
> testing their use-cases, but are not "testers in general".
> I.e. they typically will pickup patches or packages and try them in
> their use-cases, but they will not regularily pull the "testing repos".

Indeed, only few people systematically use updates-testing. If it were 
suitable for general consumption, it would be called "stable". :-)

So once again we're in violent agreement. :-)

        Kevin Kofler

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