Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at
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.
> Right?

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
been one)

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