Critpath updates process broken for certain components

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at
Sat Oct 1 09:13:29 UTC 2011

On Sat, Oct 1, 2011 at 9:29 AM, Hans de Goede <hdegoede at> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Please note that I'm not claiming that the critpath process is broken
> in general. But it does not work for certain components. To be specific
> it does not work for Xorg drivers for non common hardware.
> This morning bodhi send me 3 mails with the following subjects:
> [Fedora Update] [CRITPATH] [old_testing_critpath] xorg-x11-drv-qxl-0.0.21-3.fc14
> [Fedora Update] [CRITPATH] [old_testing_critpath] xorg-x11-drv-qxl-0.0.21-5.fc15
> [Fedora Update] [CRITPATH] [old_testing_critpath] xorg-x11-drv-qxl-0.0.21-5.fc16
> Of which the first update has been in updates-testing since 2011-04-23 !!!
> I know that Adam Williamson uses spice enabled vm's and thus the qxl driver
> for various QA tasks. I've asked him repeatedly to look at these, but all
> to no avail. Note I'm not blaming Adam for this, we all need to prioritize
> our time, so I completely understand that he has not gotten around to
> looking at these. I'm merely trying to documents my efforts to make the
> critpath procedure work for the qxl driver.
> So there you have it, I hope that an update being stuck in updates-testing for
> 4+ months clearly show that some parts of the critpath process need to be re-thought.

There is a ticket open with fesco to improve the critpath process. You
can see the proposed changes on the link below.


More information about the devel mailing list