Res: Open Letter: Why I, Kevin Kofler, am not rerunning for FESCo
mike at cchtml.com
Tue May 4 15:00:27 UTC 2010
Kevin Kofler wrote:
> I am saying that SOME updates can be pushed with less or even no testing.
> This does NOT mean that testing should not be used in most cases. It just
> means that it should be the maintainer's discretion whether to use it or
> not. The maintainer knows best how to handle his/her package. A dumb tool
> automatically enforcing some generic rules which are the same for all
> packages does not. And distinguishing 2 classes of packages (critical and
> non-critical) out of our thousands of packages doesn't change this in the
Fedora security updates are regularly given no testing and are pushed
directly to stable. Perhaps you should classify your updates with a
severity of security.
Why should you abuse the system? Because the system is abusing you.
While I (and Kevin!) agree that testing is useful, as I became more
involved after the dbus debacle, the freedom of packagers to handle
their packages freely should be maintained. The recent upswing in
policies and requirements is clouding Fedora's vision.
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