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Wed Sep 22 20:45:30 UTC 2010
On Wed, 2010-09-22 at 22:21 +0200, Till Maas wrote:
> This here sounds strange:
> | The update rate for any given release should drop off over time,
> | approaching zero near release end-of-life; since updates are primarily
> | bugfixes, fewer and fewer should be needed over time.
> This essentially says that after 12 or 18 months all software in Fedora
> is bug free and does not need any updates. This is a very strange
> assumption. E.g. why do we stop supporting the software after it became
> totally stable? IMHO this claim cannot reasonably be made.
There is a difference between "stable" and "bug free". Known
limitations are preferable to moving targets.
Again: if we kept updating everything to the very latest thing all the
time, why even bother doing releases. Everyone would just run rawhide.
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