REVIEW/RFC: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Kevin/Updates_Policy_Draft

Gerald Henriksen ghenriks at gmail.com
Sun Sep 26 12:30:28 UTC 2010


On Sat, 25 Sep 2010 22:26:46 -0400, you wrote:

>I can't tell people Fedora is the best if it's not carrying the latest
>upstream KDE, its just not possible. I'm constantly recruiting new
>users. I'm in regular contact with the team of people who run
>Techrights.
>
>If a new release of KDE comes out, this is what happens currently
>
>1) Kubuntu adds a backports PPA. Stable users do not get the latest KDE.
>2) openSUSE will have it in their KDE Factory Repo, and it will turn
>into a release Repo later (not stable). Stable users do not get the
>latest KDE.
>3) Mandriva will have official packages on kde.org but they aren't
>pushed as updates. Stable users do not get the latest KDE.
>4) Fedora will have it entirely unofficially as a third party repo for
>a few weeks, it will also be in the official repo in updates-testing
>and then in updates. Stable users DO get the latest KDE.
>
>This makes Fedora BETTER than the rest.

For your particular definition of better, which does not necessarily
agree with anyone elses defintion of better.

> If we delegate the latest KDE
>to backports like everyone else, how does that make Fedora better? And
>we do want to be better than everyone else if we want to compete with
>Apple and Microsoft.

How does shipping out possiblity disruptive changes mid-release help
us compete with anyone else?  Or make us better than anyone else?



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