Fedora "backports" repo? (Was Re: PostgreSQL 9 for F14?)
ghenriks at gmail.com
Tue Sep 21 14:30:18 UTC 2010
On Tue, 21 Sep 2010 00:36:46 -0400, you wrote:
>On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 12:29 AM, Gerald Henriksen <ghenriks at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, 20 Sep 2010 21:58:53 -0400, you wrote:
>>>2010/9/20 Micha? Piotrowski <mkkp4x4 at gmail.com>:
>>>> Ok, so maybe it's time to setup Fedora "backports" repo for these that
>>>> wants new and shiny Firefox 4, PostgreSQL 9 or whatever with big
>>>What exactly is the fear here with these updates? Are there many
>>>desktop users who do NOT want the latest released Firefox? Are there
>>>many people using Fedora as their OS for their database server?
>> What if you are using a Firefox extension that hasn't been ported to
>> the latest release yet?
>You don't update Firefox till the extension comes out.
And if there is a security update required that makes updating Firefox
mandatory, what then? Fedora wouldn't be packaging the latest Firefox
3.* because under you scenario Firefox is at version 4.
>Sure, but I thought Fedora was all about pushing new, free software.
It is, in two ways. One, Fedora makes releases every 6 months where
new software can debut without worrrying about backwards
compatibility. Secondly, for those more adventurous, you can run
Rawhide which (subject to the packagers) can always have the just
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