concept of package "ownership"
kevin.kofler at chello.at
Tue Jul 6 23:29:10 UTC 2010
Darryl L. Pierce wrote:
> There _is_ a middle ground between bleeding edge and extremely stable.
> A Fedora release should have a locked version of key shared packages,
> such as Python, Rails, etc., should be kept at a specific version (with
> upgrades only for bug fixes).
Well, I don't know how Rails works, but for Python, yes, of course we don't
want Python upgraded to an ABI-incompatible version (say, from 2.6 to 2.7)
in updates! If you thought I was asking for that kind of updates (which
require rebuilding half of the distro!), you misunderstood me!
On the other hand, point releases (as in 2.6.n to 2.6.n+1) ARE "only bug
fixes" and as such SHOULD get pushed.
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