opensource at till.name
Thu Sep 23 06:39:37 UTC 2010
On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 04:45:30PM -0400, Adam Jackson wrote:
> 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.
It says "updates are primarily bugfixes, fewer and fewer should be
needed over time", why are less bugfixes needed unless because there are
less bugs? It does not say anything about packages becoming stable.
> Again: if we kept updating everything to the very latest thing all the
> time, why even bother doing releases. Everyone would just run rawhide.
Yes, but I did not propose this, therefore there is no need to discuss
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