Fedora "backports" repo? (Was Re: PostgreSQL 9 for F14?)

Gerald Henriksen 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
>>>> number.
>>>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
released versions.

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