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Thu Sep 23 10:18:45 UTC 2010
On 22.09.2010 22:45, 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.
> Again: if we kept updating everything to the very latest thing all the
> time, why even bother doing releases. Everyone would just run rawhide.
No, because with rawhide you get alpha and beta code. But "updating
everything to the very latest thing all the time" would mean: User get
what those that know the software best (upstream developers) suggest
their users to use(¹) -- that sounds like a really good idea to me ;-)
(¹) most of the time; there are exceptions (like KDE 4.0.0 might have
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