fedora mission (was Re: systemd and changes)

Rahul Sundaram metherid at gmail.com
Thu Sep 2 15:59:31 UTC 2010

 On 08/31/2010 10:40 PM, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 8:57 AM, Jon Masters <jonathan at jonmasters.org> wrote:
>> Things like Firefox, and Thunderbird have large external teams
>> maintaining them who appear to have goals around ensuring a consistent
>> user experience, with testing, and so forth, over and above just getting
>> new features. They even do self-updating on some platforms, etc. I would
>> say they are fantastic examples of packages where you can get away with
>> a lower commitment in favor of updating them more frequently because the
>> upstream is known to have the user experience interest as a top priority
>> over adding new features. But that isn't a given for every single piece
>> of software by any means, especially when it comes to upstream testing.
> Uhm wait... wasn't a mid release update to thunderbird one of the
> historic examples of a large behavior change that precipitated a
> strong negative reaction?  I think you are careening well away from
> fact based argument here.

We shipped a Beta or a RC and then toggled on indexing in a post-release
update.  Upstream is not responsible for that.  Package maintainer is.


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